Thesis Seminar for Humanities

Course NameThesis Seminar for Humanities
Course CodeHSS389
DescriptionHSS 389 introduces students to the purpose, structural elements and process of writing a Bachelor’s thesis in the Humanities and Journalism programs. It takes students through the stages of thesis writing: determining a relevant research question, writing a focused thesis statement, supporting that thesis theoretically and methodologically, as well as revising and editing drafts in accordance with the conventions of academic writing. Students will also learn to critically evaluate and incorporate sources to construct a sound argument as well as to use accurate citation format. The goal of the course is for students to acquire and develop the skills necessary to efficiently produce a Bachelors’ thesis of high academic quality.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students should be able to:
– Determine a relevant and proper research question;
– Determine a relevant and proper thesis statement to answer that question; – Determine the relevant theory and methodology to inform the thesis statement;
– Find and properly incorporate quality resources into their argument in support of the thesis statement;
– Produce an overall quality foundation for further research with their thesis;
– Engage in constructive small-group peer revision and editing;
– Critically read, write, and think.
SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS