Students in the Honors Program enroll in the Senior Research Seminar (Lati 488) in the Fall and in four credits of Honors Independent Study (Lati 644) in the Spring. The Senior Research Seminar provides a peer workshop in which students discuss the design of their projects, including their methodological strategies, and begin testing their ideas. At the same time, students will work in frequent consultation with their thesis advisor on project conception, design, research and data collection, analysis, and writing. During spring semester, LAS thesis writers continue to meet occasionally as a group, but work principally in consultation with their advisor and other committee members.
The Honors Coordinator will consult with the thesis advisor to assess the prospects of each thesis project by the beginning of spring semester. The Coordinator and faculty advisor will make a mutual decision to terminate the project or allow the student to continue.