A thesis or dissertation is a document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree or professional qualification presenting the author's research and. The senior thesis, a long running program, has been replaced by rise, research intensive senior experiencerise retains the best elements - such as student-center research projects that can lead to publications and direct interactions with faculty and their lab members - while expanding the program to allow a broader range of experiences. All honors students are encouraged to undertake a six-credit senior honors thesis in their senior year if you complete the requirements for the honors college and for the senior honors thesis, you will graduate not only with university honors but also as an honors scholar.
Prepared under the close supervision of a faculty thesis director, a senior thesis presents the results of independent research or creative projects. The senior thesis is the report of a student's independent research project whether based in the laboratory or not, the thesis should demonstrate a solid knowledge of molecular biology and of the problem under analysis. The completed thesis must be submitted no later than the first week of april of the senior year in order to complete the program, honors thesis students must successfully pass an oral examination on the subject of the thesis.
Senior thesis & senior essay a successful senior thesis or essay will deal directly with primary sources (in the original language to the extent possible), show knowledge of and critical engagement with current scholarship on the subject, and present an original argument developed in response to these sources. A friend who teaches at a well-known eastern university told me recently that plagiarism was turning him into a cop he begins the semester collecting evidence, in the form of an in-class essay. The senior thesis is typically the most challenging writing project undertaken by undergraduate students the writing guides below aim to introduce students both to the specific methods and conventions of writing original research in their area of concentration and to effective writing process.
The thesis must be turned in to the undergraduate administrator in hardcopy by 3:00pm on the monday one week before the university deadline for submitting the senior thesis, with a clear indication in writing (eg on a post-it attached to the thesis) that the document being turned in is the official version of the thesis. Senior thesis is an independent project it is a capstone course in the sense that it should display a very clear grasp of economic theory learned in core courses (micro and macro) as well as in other economics courses, and, where applicable, of econometrics. The senior essay and the thesis every student who completes the major in comparative studies writes a senior essay or a thesis the essay or the thesis is completed in cs 4990, senior seminar, a writing workshop offered every spring in which students share drafts, present their work orally, and receive detailed feedback from their peers. Senior thesis any senior obe major may elect to undertake a senior thesis a senior obe major who completes a high quality senior thesis, presents it orally at obe day, and has a high grade point average will receive graduation with distinction.
Senior thesis examples graduating seniors in biological sciences have the option of submitting a senior thesis for consideration for honors and research prizes below are some examples of particularly outstanding theses from recent years (pdf). Wellesley, mass — the senior thesis of hillary d rodham, wellesley college class of 1969, has been speculated about, spun, analyzed, debated, criticized and defended but rarely has it been. A senior thesis is a large, independent research project that students may choose to complete in order to fulfill the comprehensive requirement in the major the thesis should be a project that can be feasibly completed in 7-10 months. The senior thesis is an optional project for art history, history and theory of architecture, and art history/visual arts majors writing a senior thesis qualifies students to compete for departmental honors and (indirectly) strengthens dossiers for university honors it is also a great opportunity. During their senior year, philosophy majors work on a 2-semester independent study project under the guidance of a philosophy professor, doing original work on a topic of interest to them.
A senior thesis is a large, independent research project that students take on during their senior year of high school or college to fulfill their graduation requirement it is the culminating work of their studies at a particular institution, and it represents their ability to conduct research and. A senior thesis is a year-long empirical research project carried out in close supervision and collaboration with a faculty member it is an opportunity to engage in intensive, independent research and culminates in a written report and a public presentation to the department faculty. The department offers physics majors the opportunity to complete a senior thesis. Guidelines for senior thesis (engl 494 fall + engl 495 spring) the senior thesis allows students the opportunity to pursue a substantive research or creating writing project with a faculty advisor.
A senior thesis is a year-long investigation conducted under the auspices of a faculty member it must result in a substantial written product that will be evaluated. Senior thesis the senior thesis is your final general education requirement and the capstone of your undergraduate career it is a serious exercise in the organization and presentation of written material related to your major. Doing a senior thesis is the ideal way to put your course work to use, but it is up to the student to find a faculty member to supervise his or her thesis. The woodside high school senior thesis is a culminating research project completed by all graduates that results in a formal analytical argument of at least 2000.
Senior honors thesis why do a senior honors thesis honors research can be among the most significant and rewarding activities of any undergraduate career. Senior honors thesis the honors thesis is a senior year activity that presents students with a wonderful opportunity to experience first-hand the creative processes that are fundamental to universities. The most remarkable thing about the title of this column, cornell student presents senior thesis in her underwear is that not one reader thinks it's a. A senior thesis is one option for the sociology major's 400-level course or capstone requirement this page answers some common questions about the thesis process.