April 19, 2016
By Hayley Zablotsky / John V. Roach Honors College
Writing a Departmental Honors Project is a big deal. Many students planning to pursue Departmental Honors are excited but unsure of where to start. In Fall 2016, Dr. Wendy Williams, Honors visiting assistant professor, is teaching a Departmental Honors Preparation Course. This course will give students interested in pursuing Departmental Honors a leg up on their projects.
“Anyone who is interested in writing a departmental honors thesis should take this class,” said Honors student Will Mahaffy.
Some departments/majors have their own seminars preparing students for the research process. This course particularly targets majors where those seminars are not available to enable those students to “check out” the possibility of doing a Departmental Honors Project before deciding to commit to a sustained project over several semesters. Over the span of a single semester, students will discover the Departmental Honors project, work with advisors, generate ideas, move from topic to project, outline a proposal, and practice presentation skills.
There are two sections of the course, meeting Mondays or Wednesdays from 1:00-1:50, which counts as 1 hour of credit.