An honors thesis proposal

Here begins a year-long investment in an undergraduate thesis. The details are a bit hairy, but let’s see if I can’t flush this out.

I came to Temple University in August 2004 as a political science major after an average high school academic career. I wasn’t honors department material. In the past that meant that I was unable to graduate with honors.

Things have changed.

I will be among the first to pursue a later path towards that extra tassel at graduation, as part of the department’s ‘honors scholars program. According to the honors department site, this is what that entails:

The Honors Scholars Program requires a minimum of six upper-level Honors courses (18 semester hours), including a research methods course and an honors thesis. The focus of the Honors Scholars program is the completion of this thesis or creative project – involving an advisor, an examining committee, and a public presentation of the work (preferably started in junior year and completed early in senior year).

So, I have already begun knocking out upper-level honors courses, and here I am beginning the thesis, though what it really involves is still unrefined. Speaking with Honors Director Dr. Ruth Ost, it seems that might be a paper somewhere to the tune of 50 to 60 pages.

This blog will chronicle this final academic journey of the tail end of my college career at Temple University.

This entry was posted in Thesis Project. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *