The HC Thesis course curriculum is strongly recommended and can greatly impact the success of your thesis. Students who take HC 408 Thesis: LEARN, UNDERTAKE, and/or GRADUATE will have the guidance and expertise of course instructors to complete the required tasks. Any or all of the three HC 408 Thesis courses will count towards fulfilling your HC thesis curriculum requirements. If you elect not to take these credit-bearing courses, you will rely on the information found in this TheSIS Guide, your mentor, and your HC academic advisor to complete the required tasks.

 

HC 408 Thesis: LEARN

This course will guide students through the second stage of the Thesis Success in Stages (TheSIS) process, LEARN. In Thesis: LEARN, students will lay the groundwork for a successful thesis experience. We will focus on the value of the thesis, what it takes to successfully complete a thesis (e.g. identify a mentor, identify a topic, level of effort required), and we’ll hear from students and faculty with experience in the thesis process. Thesis: LEARN will assist you in completing four tasks: 1) analyzing a completed thesis, 2) meeting with faculty to learn about research opportunities, 3) interviewing faculty as potential mentors, and 4) completing online research ethics training. This class meets just three times throughout the term.

Prerequisite: Prior completion of TheSIS stage: START

Graded: P/N

Credits: HC Thesis/Research/Project

 

HC 408 Thesis: UNDERTAKE

This course will guide students through the third stage of the Thesis Success in Stages (TheSIS) process, UNDERTAKE. During Thesis: UNDERTAKE, students will select a thesis mentor, create a thesis statement, write a thesis proposal, and begin to develop a research plan. The course will require participants to turn in a completed Thesis Proposal, Agreement & Timeline, signed by a thesis mentor, by the end of the term. This course meets twice throughout the term.

Prerequisites: Prior completion of TheSIS stages: START and LEARN

Graded: P/N

Credits: HC Thesis/Research/Project

 

HC 408 Thesis: GRADUATE

This course will guide students through the final stage of the Thesis Success in Stages (TheSIS) process, GRADUATE. In Thesis: GRADUATE, students will focus on drafting and revising the thesis, designing a successful poster, and preparing for the thesis defense. This course meets just three times throughout the term.

Prerequisites: Prior completion of TheSIS stages: START, LEARN, and UNDERTAKE

Graded: P/N

Credits: HC Thesis/Research/Project