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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Spring 2008

ANT 324L • Honors Thesis Forum

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30330 T
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
eps 1.128
Yearwood

Course Description

Given the growing importance of research at the undergraduate level this weekly seminar seeks to aid students in the next phase of their honors thesis completion as well as give them preparation for graduate and professional schools. Equally important as conducting good research is successful presentation of one's research to peers. The aim of the seminar is to help students complete their honors theses and prepare them for a public presentation of their research to the Anthropology department. Students will meet weekly in a seminar format to discuss their progress in the completion of their honors thesis. Through these meetings students will have the opportunity to learn the benefits of academic collaboration. Students will be encouraged to share their ideas and to assist the moderator in helping their peers through the process. Through this shared collaboration of ideas students will work towards a professional conference format presentation to the faculty and students of the department. The seminar meetings will also help students in the writing process of their thesis. An important by-product of a conference presentation is the inevitable task of refining one's writing and thereby improving one's conceptual research framework. Through collaboration, participating students will refine their final written product submitted for departmental approval. This will not be a course on public speaking skills though elements of public speaking will be discussed.

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