The Honors College Senior Thesis serves as a remarkable opportunity unlike any other at the University. Although the thesis is a requirement towards graduation from the University with honors from the South Carolina Honors College, we encourage you to think of it as an opportunity to express the quality of your intellectual development and to draw your undergraduate learning experiences together. We understand that the Honors thesis process can initially feel overwhelming, and our students often feel unsure where to start. We've compiled the resources below to help you get started and to provide step-by-step guidance on making your way through the senior thesis process. To better understand what is involved with completing the Honors Thesis see our thesis guide.
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From the outset of their time at Princeton, students are encouraged and challenged to develop their scholarly interests and to evolve as independent thinkers. The culmination of this process is the senior thesis, which provides a unique opportunity for students to pursue original research and scholarship in a field of their choosing. At Princeton, every senior writes a thesis or, in the case of some engineering departments, undertakes a substantial independent project. Integral to the senior thesis process is the opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty member who guides the development of the project. Thesis writers and advisers agree that the most valuable outcome of the senior thesis is the chance for students to enhance skills that are the foundation of future success, including creativity, intellectual engagement, mental discipline and the ability to meet new challenges. Most thesis writers encounter the intellectual twists and turns of any good research project, where the questions emerge as they proceed, often taking them in unexpected directions.
Note: Proposals for taking ANTH in spring semester will be approved only if the student has already begun working on their project with supervision of an advisor in or before the previous fall semester. The Anthropology Department encourages all majors to do anthropological research. You may participate in research through coursework and opportunities such as PURM, field and laboratory experiences, internships, and work-study. You may work on research projects directed by Anthropology Department faculty; Penn Museum curators, researchers, and staff; or advanced graduate students.
Thesis year requirements The faculty at Reed College established the following requirements for the senior thesis year:. Permission for a waiver of this requirement will be granted in unusual and special circumstances by petition to the appropriate division, subject to approval by the Administration Committee. Students must earn at least six units of Reed credit for work completed during the thesis year. These six units constitute a full academic load and require payment of full tuition.