- Thesis & Research
- Scholarships & Funding
- **Remote Teaching**
- **Remote Student Resources**
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.
This course will guide students through Stage 2 of the Thesis Success in Stages (TheSIS) process, Explore & Build. In this course, you will explore and build strategies for a successfully thesis experience (e.g. explore resources to help you identify a mentor, identify a project, learn the components of the thesis, plan out your next steps, etc.), and you’ll hear from students and faculty with experience in the thesis process. You do not need to have a thesis idea to enroll in Stage 2. This course is a hybrid course that consists of weekly online assignments and one hour in-person class meetings weeks 2, 4, 6, & 10. This course will be team taught.
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.
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.