HC277H - Thesis Orientation S23 - Shoop

Professor:  Casey Shoop

2.00 credits

CRN 32939: Tuesday, 4:00-5:50pm @ CON 201

CRN 32943: Wednesday, 12:00-1:50pm @ GSH 132

Thesis Orientation is two-credit class (graded pass/no pass) that introduces CHC students to the thesis process. The CHC thesis is the culmination of work in a major—a natural outgrowth from and expression of the ideas, problems, and approaches taught in that particular discipline or field of study. It creatively applies the methods of the discipline and tests students' power and limits, reflecting dialogue, common work, and apprenticeship with faculty members in their specialized fields of interest. This course focuses on introducing the thesis process and provides an overview of the steps you can take now to position yourself to have a rewarding thesis experience. We will examine why the CHC asks you to write a thesis and consider the types of skills and capabilities you can gain from conducting thesis research. You will be asked to explore undergraduate research in your discipline or field of study, and to think about topics on which you might like to focus. We will examine the nuts and bolts of thesis requirements and position you to identify and recruit a primary thesis advisor in your major or field of study. By the end of this course, you will have a plan in place and clear next steps for advancing in the thesis process.