A substantial research project a minimum of four credits of honors research eight credits of further coursework research projects may involve archival, library, and/or original ethnographic research projects can incorporate research conducted during study abroad or summer field schools see the past honors theses and. 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. The honors program for anthropology majors takes the equivalent of one course in each of two semesters in the senior year in their junior year, students with at least a 35 gpa in anthropology courses are encouraged to write a senior thesis by registering for a two-semester independent study with a faculty adviser. Students interested in conducting independent scholarly research in one of the subfields of anthropology and who qualify (have a cumulative gpa of 35 or higher) are encouraged to consider writing an honors thesis in anthropology previous participation in the college honors program is not a prerequisite for doing an. 30 gpa overall and a 33 grade point average in the major, both of which must be maintained to graduation enrollment in the senior seminars, cultural anthropology 195s and cultural anthropology 196s, in the fall and spring of their senior year, where they will learn about research methods and prepare a thesis senior.
Departmental honors the departmental honors program in anthropology aims to provide ambitious students the opportunity to do independent research in the form of a senior thesis it is a two-semester program in which students conduct research and write up their results under the supervision of a faculty member. 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. Summary all undergradaute anthropology majors have the option to complete a senior thesis but it is not mandatory to begin the process of completing a thesis, students, in their junior year, should contact the anthropology faculty member they would like to be their faculty advisor and begin formulating a research.
Honors writing an honors thesis is an excellent way to cap one's major in anthropology the process offers students the chance to carry out original research on a topic they are passionate about our thesis writers work closely with a faculty advisor and committee members to develop their project the department provides. By undertaking original research in anthropology students develop core skills in critical thinking, research, and written and oral communication these skills, rooted in the holistic discipline of anthropology, are widely applicable regardless of your career choice original research for the senior thesis may be based on library. Each year, departmental honors are awarded to no more than ten percent of the graduating majors students become eligible for departmental honors when they have a grade point average of at least 37 in major courses, and have completed an honors thesis from within this group of. John spottke advisor: dr ty matejowsky title of thesis: ethnographic reflection on group formation in blizzard's “world of warcraft” download: thesis – fall 2010 (pdf) andrew tetlow advisor: dr arlen chase title of thesis: linear enamel hypoplasia at santa ritz corozal, belize download: thesis – fall 2010( pdf.
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. The research and critical reading skills that students develop in writing the junior paper (jp) are just as crucial to writing the senior thesis senior theses take many different forms in anthropology many styles of writing and interpretation are valid however a student approaches it, the thesis should address a clear research. By the end of the third term preceding their graduation, applicants will ordinarily have completed, with a minimum grade of a-, a preparatory reading course ( anth 85) and will have submitted an honors thesis proposal for work to be supervised by a primary faculty advisor admission to the program is by.
The quality of the thesis is assessed by how the work offers a thoughtful argument, is well formatted, clearly written, well organized, and engages with relevant anthropological literature each student is then certified for graduation with “distinction,” “high distinction,” or “highest distinction” graduating with college honors. 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. 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 or a problem in the. Honors work involves the opportunity to analyze seminal theoretical issues in the discipline to deploy anthropological research methodology in data collection and analysis and to complete a substantial written thesis of scholarly merit engagement in the honors process begins in the fall semester of the junior year.
Your primary thesis advisor will file the recommendation for thesis honors form make any final revisions stipulated by your advisors submit the official bound copy to the tisch library and to the anthropology department give more simply bound copies to your thesis advisors.
Department of anthropology, 5/8/08 1 notes on writing a successful honors- level thesis in anthropology working independently a senior thesis is a remarkable opportunity to undertake a “capstone” project that culminates your work as an anthropology major please bear in mind, however, that a successful thesis requires. University of pennsylvania department of anthropology undergraduate senior thesis. 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, the student will formulate a research problem that they will pursue for the duration of the program and begin to conduct background research that will frame. Senior theses planning and initiating a senior thesis any senior major in the department may elect to do a senior thesis the interested student should consult with his or her major advisor and/or the department chair concerning possible topics and faculty expertise in the department it is then up to the student to contact.