CLARCH 494 - Classical Studies Honors Seminar
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Classical Archaeology (CLARCH)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Enforced Prerequisites:
Honors concentrators in Classical Studies.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Minimum 3.4 GPA.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The seminar is a research class, designed to help Senior Honors students concentrating in Classical Archaeology, Classical Civilizations, and Classical Languages approach the writing of the Senior Honors Thesis. Students will reflect on the topics of critical inquiry, original research, interpretation of texts, and presentation and organization of argument and ideas.

The goal of this seminar is to establish the requisite research tools and body of research that will result in the completion of a Senior Honors thesis. Each week is devoted to the essential steps in thesis writing:

  1. identifying a research topic;
  2. formulating a research question;
  3. identifying primary sources;
  4. library materials, bibliographic software;
  5. preparation of an annotated bibliography;
  6. methods and approaches;
  7. incorporating theoretical models;
  8. annotated commentary on a specific passage/artifact;
  9. drafting a first chapter;
  10. refining the thesis;
  11. note taking;
  12. first chap. final draft;
  13. prospectus (draft) for the entire thesis; and
  14. prospectus (final); final bibliography; timeline for writing.

Crs Requirements: Students are expected to attend twice-weekly seminar sessions during the Fall term of their senior year (i.e.,the year in which they are writing their Honors theses). By the end of the semester students are expected to produce a final thesis prospectus, final bibliography, and timeline for writing the thesis.

Intended Audience: Senior Classical Studies Honors students writing honor theses.

Class Format: Twice-weekly seminar sessions focusing on the research, organization, and writing of the thesis.

CLARCH 494 - Classical Studies Honors Seminar
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001 (SEM)
Tu 3:00PM - 6:00PM
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This is the book: A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Seventh Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) [Paperback] you can get it used on Amazon or new for a discounted price of 11.47: the full price is 17. please by this book and bring it to class.
ISBN: 9780226816203
A manual for writers of term papers, theses. amd dissertations., Author: Turabian, Kate L., Publisher: The University of Chicago Press 1973
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