The HC Thesis course curriculum is strongly recommended and can greatly impact the success of your thesis. Students who take HC 408 Explore & Build, Commit, and/or Compose & Complete 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: Stage 2 Explore & Build

This course will guide students through Stage 2 of the Thesis Success in Stages (TheSIS) process, Explore & Build. In this course, you will learn to 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, etc.), and we’ll hear from students and faculty with experience in the thesis process. You will complete all of the tasks related to Stage 2 of the TheSIS process by: 1) Summarizing an interview/conversation with a faculty member who could serve as a mentor, 2) Summarizing an interview/conversation with an honors student currently working on their thesis, and 3) Exploring a series of resources and opportunities available to successfully complete the thesis. Course will be team taught. This class meets weeks 2, 5, and 7 only.

Prerequisites: Prior completion of TheSIS Stage 1

Graded: P/N

Credits: HC Thesis/Research/Project

 

HC 408 Thesis: Stage 3 Commit

This course will guide students through Stage 3 of the Thesis Success in Stages (TheSIS) process, Commit. We will cover the process of developing a thesis topic, finding a thesis mentor, creating a thesis statement, writing a thesis proposal, and developing a research plan. The course will require participants to turn in a completed thesis proposal signed by a thesis mentor, which is the end goal of the Commit stage and a required component of the TheSIS process in the Honors College. This class meets weeks 3 and 7 only.

Prerequisites: Prior completion of TheSIS Stages 1 & 2

Graded: P/N

Credits: HC Thesis/Research/Project

 

HC 408 Thesis: Thesis: Stage 4 Compose & Complete

This course will guide students through the final stage of the Thesis Success in Stages (TheSIS) process, Compose & Complete. The goals of this stage are the completion of a thesis draft, the preparation for the thesis defense, and the design of a thesis poster.  Students need to have completed their research and be prepared to begin writing the thesis draft. This class meets weeks 2, 4, and 6 only.

Prerequisites: Prior completion of TheSIS Stages 1, 2, & 3

Graded: P/N

Credits: HC Thesis/Research/Project