To be eligible, a student must: Establish an honors committee consisting of a chair, another member of the department and a member of an outside department. The committee chair is chosen by the student, while the other two members are chosen by the committee chair, in consultation with the department chairperson.
During the first quarter of the program Fall quarterstudents select their research topic and write a preliminary paper.
The thesis will be evaluated by a committee consisting of the thesis adviser and the Director of Undergraduate Studies appointed by the Chair. The reading committee advises the faculty on the merit of the thesis for department honors.
A thesis is required in order to be considered for department honors at commencement. ANTH A Fall quarter Students will be admitted to the honors program by invitation of the department in the spring of their junior year.
In this seminar they explore their research topic and write a preliminary paper. Students begin two-quarter sequence in fall quarter. Students can enroll in a recommended not required third quarter of the Honors Thesis program ANTH C to become Ambassadors of Anthropology participate in community outreach presentations to promote Anthropologyand to prepare a presentation of their thesis findings at the annual Anthropology Honors Thesis Presentations and Awards event.
ANTH C Spring quarter A weekly research seminar where students share, read, and discuss in-depth research findings resulting from ANTH A and B along with selected background literature used in each individual thesis. Students are also taught how to turn their theses into brief presentations for both specialized and broader audiences.
Students will be offered opportunities to present their findings at campus events and outreach events during the quarter. Additionally students are highly encouraged to enroll in the senior seminar ANTH Anthropological Research 1 unit in the Spring quarter of their junior year to further explore the honors program and opportunities in the department.
Students will examine honors theses in Anthropology written by their peers over the last few years, learn how to use library resources, familiarize with faculty interests and explore topics to research themselves in the honors program in the senior year.
Eligibility for the program requires the student to have by Fall quarter of senior year: Let the Anthropology advisor know that you are interested in the program.
During the fall quarter of your junior year or beforeidentify faculty member s with related research interests take a course, set up a meeting, explore research opportunities. Prior to week 3 of Winter quarter of your junior year, contact the Anthropology Advisors to express your interest in the Honor's Thesis Program.
During the Winter quarter, the Director of Undergraduate Studise and the Anthropology Advisors will complte a list of interested and qualifying students for consideration.
A preliminary notifcation will be sent out to student candidates during Winter quarter.
We highly reommend that students enroll in the one-unit senior seminar course, ANTH during Spring quarter, to explore the program and finalize faculty mentor matches. Students are admitted to the Honor's Thesis program by invitation during the Spring quarter of their junior year.
Why join the honors program?Although there is no specific length requirement, a typical undergraduate honors thesis contains pages of text (double-spaced and typed), a bibliography and often illustrations and tables.
a line that indicates that the thesis is "Submitted in partial completion of the requirements for Honors in Anthropology, Department of. Anthropology majors with a or better cumulative grade-point average and a or better average in anthropology halfway through their junior year, may apply for honors to the Undergraduate Director in the spring term of their junior year or the first week of their senior year.
Undergraduate Honors Theses in the Department of Anthropology normally range between 50 and 75 double-spaced pages in length. The entire first draft of the thesis must be completed and turned in to Honors Committee members by March Home / Undergraduate Program / Senior Honors Thesis Senior Honors Thesis The honors program is a two-semester sequence (ANTH 99a, "Senior Research" in fall, followed by ANTH 99b, "Senior Thesis" in spring) during which select senior anthropology majors carry out .
Senior Honors Thesis Requirements Requirements to complete a senior honors thesis.
The Anthropology Department's Honors Program is for those students who meet eligibility requirements (see below) and who wish to graduate with departmental honors by completing a significant independent research project during their final year. Writing an honors thesis is an excellent way to cap one’s major in Anthropology.
The process offers students the chance to carry out original research on a topic they are passionate about.