KC Johnson

Scholars’ Program Senior Thesis Colloquium (spring 2014)

This course is the spring-term continuation of the Honors College senior thesis colloquium.

Course Requirements:

  1. Attendance and participation, including research log (10%): Attendance is mandatory for this course. Participation is also essential to this seminar.  Your informed response to assigned readings, class discussion, and your colleagues’ ideas is vital to the success of everyone in the room.
  2. Public presentation (30%): At the end of the semester, you will be asked to make a public (20 minute) presentation on your research topic.
  3. Final thesis (60%): The thesis will be the culmination of the year’s work, and is due at end of term.

My Contact Information:

  • email: kcjohnson9@gmail.com
  • cell: 207-329-8456
  • office hours: Tuesday, 12.30-1.30, Boylan 1127a, or by apptment.

Due dates

11 February    Chapter Two draft due

4 March           Chapter Three draft due

25 March         Complete draft due

15 May              Final thesis due

All due dates are final. Except for documented family or medical emergencies, no extensions will be given. All papers should be submitted to me via email, at the address above. All assignments also should be submitted to your advisor.

Schedule

January 28: Introduction–comments on January work

January 30: No class–research day

February 4: Chapter Two half-draft due (Elisa, Sherri, Antony)

E-mail to fellow group members the evening before class. Selected presentations in class.

February 6: No class–research day

February 11: Chapter Two second half-draft due (Yanique, Ayala, Liz, Salma)

E-mail to fellow group members the evening before class. Selected presentations in class.

February 13, 18: Individual meetings with instructor– no class

February 20: Monday class schedule–no class

February 25: Chapter Three first-half draft due (Morgan, Shaina, Kay, Arifa)

E-mail to fellow group members the evening before class. Selected presentations in class.

February 27: No class–research day

March 4: Chapter Three second-half draft due (Fareena, Allen, Jessica)

E-mail to fellow group members the evening before class. Selected presentations in class.

March 6: No class–research day

March 11. Thinking about Revisions (Getzy, Alberta, Charlie)

  • Craft of Research, Chapter 14

Bring in 5 pages for stylistic revision. Selected presentations in class.

March 13Individual meetings with instructor–research day

March 18: Oral Presentations

  • Chapter 15, Craft of Research; in-class discussion on oral presentations

March 20: No class–research day

March 25: Complete Draft Due

  • Practice Presentations 1 (Sherri, Antony. Jessica)

March 27: Research day–no class

April 1: Practice Presentations 2 (Getzy,  Yanique)

April 3: No class–research day, NCUR

April 8: Practice Presentations 3 (Elisa, Salma, Shaina)

April 10: Research day–no class

April 15-22: No class, spring break

April 24: Practice Presentations 4 (Liz, Ayala, Kay)

April 29: Practice Presentations 5 (Charlie, Morgan, Fareena)

May 1: Practice Presentations 6 (Alberta, Allen, Arifa)

Attendance is required at all presentations, which will run from 10.00-3.30, except for hours in which you have other classes. Plan accordingly.

May 6: Public presentations 1

May 8: Public presentations 2

May 13: Class lunch–final meeting, review

May 15: Final thesis due

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