Writing and researching a B.A. thesis will be one of the most exciting, rewarding and challenging intellectual challenges of your B.A. career. It is likely that you will not forget your chosen topic ... Lesen Sie weiter
Writing and researching a B.A. thesis will be one of the most exciting, rewarding and challenging intellectual challenges of your B.A. career. It is likely that you will not forget your chosen topic nor will you forget the difficulties you faced and the work you invested into this project. This course offers B.A. candidates the opportunity to present their thesis research, challenges and ideas related to North American history. We will discuss how to find new develop ideas and how to develop a topic. The course is designed to help you grasp the basic methods of how to research and write a B.A. thesis, how to assemble data, present your ideas to others, how to write effectively and efficiently and how to develop your ideas in a meaningful, concise and cohesive fashion. Most importantly, we will look at individual works in progress. During the class, we shall consult readings from Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams, The Craft of Research, 3rd ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008). You may also wish to check out Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 6th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996) in the JFKI library.
1) Be familiar with, and ready to discuss, the required readings for class.
2) Come to class ready to ask questions and to discuss readings
3) Provide questions and ideas regarding individual topics presented by other students
4) Present a research proposal in class
5) Regular participation in class
6) Write short proposals and paragraphs in a readable and engaging manner
6) Complete assignments in time
7) No more than two no-shows! Schließen