1) students considering an honor thesis should first contact the director of undergraduate studies or the honors thesis seminar instructor, during their junior year (or earlier) 2) eligible students next should secure an advisor prior to enrolling in anth 691h for the fall semester of their senior year typically, one's advisor is. These special rules emphasize the faculty's view that writing a senior thesis should be a special experience for students – the capstone of their undergraduate education note, too, that all of the department's majors have the option of doing a senior thesis, whether they are eligible for departmental honors or not. Students who choose to complete a senior thesis must complete 10 upper- division courses in the major (6 core requirements and 4 electives) plus the senior step 4: submit your senior thesis proposal to the undergraduate adviser by filling out the senior thesis proposal form and uploading your. The honors thesis is an original work based upon the results of the student's independent research the topic and length must be determined on the advice of the student's faculty advisor in consultation with the director of the departmental honors program undergraduate honors theses in the department of anthropology. The department of anthropology offers undergraduate students an opportunity to demonstrate their scholarly potential by conducting original research and writing a thesis under the one-on-one guidance of a faculty advisor the undergraduate honors program offers excellent preparation for the rigors of graduate study.
During the junior year, students interested in honors should meet with the undergraduate advisor and the honors advisor in a particular subfield to discuss their plans for an honors research project interested students will submit an intent form briefly discussing their thesis research interests the intent form for honors in. Each candidate for honors then enrolls in anthropology 195 b &c taken in consecutive quarters, under the instruction of a thesis advisor chosen by the student in 195a in 195b, the student will concentrate on reading and gathering material for the thesis see the undergraduate program assistant, for more information. This course is a seminar offered every spring quarter for students beginning the honors program this seminar is designed to teach students the skills necessary to produce a research proposal for an undergraduate honors thesis in anthropology students are introduced to widely used methods of data collection in addition.
This faculty member will serve as the primary reader of the student's honors thesis students in consultation with their faculty supervisor also choose a second member from the department of anthropology or from a relevant, related department, to serve as a second reader/commentator on the honors thesis to apply for. Throughout the year, honors students meet individually with an anthropology professor who has agreed to act as their thesis supervisor students interested in starting the honors program in spring semester should contact the undergraduate advisor or the honors advisor for information about application deadlines. To graduate with honors in anthropology, the student must meet the following requirements: students wanting to do a thesis in cultural anthropology should be enrolled in (at the time of application) or have completed ant 394, research to return to the undergraduate programs page, click here.
Department of anthropology at brandeis university, waltham, mass of a senior thesis only majors in the honors program can graduate with honors, high honors or highest honors in anthropology studentmacon completing an honors thesis can be one of the most rewarding undergraduate experiences at brandeis. The following theses were written by undergraduates in order to graduate with departmental honors in anthropology, biological anthropology, or archaeology the list is not complete if an abstract of the thesis is available, you can access it by clicking on the title abstracts are in ms-word.
Participants usually beginning planning for their honors thesis in the second semester of their junior year and first semester of their senior year a 325 grade- point average overall and a 35 grade-point average in anthropology courses are required to qualify for honors they must file a declaration of intent form with the. Honors program what is an honors thesis an honors thesis is an original, independent undergraduate research project undertaken under the guidance of a faculty mentor and culminating in a significant research paper it is intended to be a personalized research experience in which a student explores a concept. Course enrollment with the thesis director: the honors thesis director must be an anthropology faculty member who is either tenured or tenure-eligible, a research professor, or a approval of the examining committee: the final selection of the examining committee must be approved by the undergraduate committee. Honors in anthropology is achieved by maintaining a gpa of at least 35 in the major and satisfactorily completing a two-semester research project through intensive consultation with a thesis advisor and two more for students interested in the honors program, please apply in person to the undergraduate program office.
Students who prepare an outstanding honors thesis will be nominated for honors in anthropology to the weinberg college committee on undergraduate academic excellence, which has the final authority to grant the honors degree all students writing an honors thesis are also eligible for following departmental awards. 2017 senior honors theses carlye chaney salivary secretory immunoglobulin a variation between varsity swimmers, varsity cross country runners, and non -athletes lucy chin critical dialogue as standard practice: exploring identity politics and the impact of social justice education on st louis area high school.
Undergraduate thesis, university of pittsburgh 2016 deemer, susanna (2016) between capitulation and overt action: an ethnographic case study of the chinese american student association at university of pittsburgh anthropology honors paper, university of pittsburgh devlin, hannah (2016) compositional analysis. Departmental honors honors may be earned by students who have at least a 35 gpa in upper-division courses and a 35 gpa in anthropology courses students who seek high or highest honors engage in original research and write an honors thesis on a specific topic under the supervision of a faculty member for high. A typical undergraduate honors thesis contains approximately 50 pages of text ( but no more that 100), a bibliography, and often illustrations and tables commencement prizes: applying for the mccown prize- the mccown prize is awarded to the graduating senior judged to be the most outstanding anthropology student.
Minimum 35 grade point average overall and in the major honors thesis written under faculty supervision and approved by the anthropology program the thesis represents the final thesis product (commonly at least 25 pages, double- spaced) must be approved by the department undergraduate committee a copy of the. Senior thesis undergraduate students have the option of writing a senior thesis this is wonderful way for you to deepen your learning and to experience the excitement of conducting independent, original research the thesis is done under supervision of a faculty member (and a graduate student), with whom you should. Outside committee members are welcome, but the primary thesis advisor must be an anthropology faculty member complete anthropology honors application form with proposed advisor and topic and provide a copy to the undergraduate committee chair in anthropology as well as the anthropology advisor enroll in a.