POLS-Y 499 HONORS THESIS (3 CR.)
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Regular Academic Session / In Person
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Independent Study (IND)
- COLL INTENSIVE WRITING SECTION
- For permission to register for this class please contact Political Science advising 812-855-6308.
- Above class for Political Science Honor students Colloquium. Required for students doing Political Science Honors thesis
- Above class COLL Intensive Writing section
- Above class meets In Person. For more information visit https://covid.iu.edu/learning-modes/index.html
This yearlong seminar is required for undergraduate students who want to graduate with Honors in Political Science. Its primary purpose is to train and support students to successfully formulate and complete an undergraduate thesis project by the end of spring semester. During the fall semester, you will learn the nuts and bolts of political thinking and social research to establish a solid foundation for your thesis project. Our weekly meetings will include a mix of hands-on activities including discussions, peer evaluations, and other collaborative exercises to hone your research and academic writing skills. Throughout the semester, you will learn to formulate clear research questions, write relevant literature reviews, and select appropriate research designs and methods to obtain good answers. With separate advice from a faculty advisor, you will assemble these basic components into a thesis prospectus with a clear outline and research completion plan. During the spring semester, you will focus on implementing your prospectus with original research and thesis writing. We will initially have monthly meetings during January and February to discuss your progress and brainstorm solutions to common problems that students face during this active research phase. After spring break, we will schedule a few group meetings for student presentations to receive collective feedback before you start preparing final revisions and your thesis defense. Throughout the whole session, you will be working closely with a faculty advisor who will be supervising your individual thesis project.