MDES W3960xy (Section 001) MESAAS Honors Thesis Seminar 4 pts. For seniors who have declared MESAAS as their major only. Prerequisites: Minimum GPA of 3.5 in MESAAS courses. The MESAAS honors seminar offers students the opportunity to undertake a sustained research project under close faculty supervision. The DUS advises on general issues of project design, format, approach, general research methodologies, and timetable. In addition, students work with an individual advisor who has expertise in the area of the thesis and can advise on the specifics of method and content. The thesis will be jointly evaluated by the adviser, the DUS, and the honors thesis TA. The DUS will lead students through a variety of exercises that are directly geared to facilitating the thesis. Students build their research, interpretive, and writing skills; discuss methodological approaches; write an annotated bibliography; learn to give constructive feedback to peers and respond to feedback effectively. The final product is a polished research paper in the range of 40-60 pages. Please note: This is a one-year course that begins in the fall semester (1 point) and continues through the spring semester (3 points). Only students who have completed both semesters will receive the full 4 points of credit.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: MDES W3960
MDES
3960
72180
001
W 4:10p - 6:00p
101 KNOX HALL
K. Kresse 5 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: MDES W3960
MDES
3960
13060
001
W 2:10p - 4:00p
TBA
K. Kresse 10 [ More Info ]