The topic might grow out of an oral presentation given in a class, a visit to a monument or site during an overseas study program, or a desire to study in greater depth a set of texts already encountered in a classroom setting. While the Senior Thesis is a two-semester project, the Senior Essay is a substantial one-semester research project undertaken in the context of an individual tutorial.
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Could it be a Service-Learning class? An independent study project?
A paper, senior essay, or thesis topic? A profitable student-run social enterprise? This page is a collection of those burst of genius ideas, waiting for the right person to come along. If any of these ideas jump out to you, email engage wesleyan. The point and purpose of Exemplars is to put in the hands of social investors, activists, students, citizens and communities the tools to build an alternative to exploitation and dystopia.
They are seeking help for two projects: A relatively brief research project. This should be a fun project, with lots of learning and creativity, probably ideal as a semester internship. Specifically, is progress being made at the level of the consumer, in terms of household consumption practices, transportation choices, waste management and recycling, volunteer activity, and support of local and statewide education, conservation, and advocacy organizations?
If so, what motivational factors seem to be behind this progress? If not, what practical, psychological, or attitudinal barriers seem to be in the way of such progress?
One intern is selected for the fall semester and one intern is selected for the spring semester. Interns and volunteers can assist with: Interns wishing to provide direct service in shelter must complete a four-day training after passing a background check to become a certified Domestic Violence Counselor.
Want to contribute to our blog?Capstone Experience. Completion of a senior essay (one credit) or an honors thesis (two credits) on a theme or topic related to the student’s area of concentration within the major is required.
Completed essays should be emailed to Dean Thornton ([email protected]) by noon on Wednesday, March All essays will be reviewed anonymously by the Senior Commencement Speaker Selection Committee, which will select several finalists for interviews from the pool.
Wesleyan Animal Studies Prize • Awarded for the best thesis or senior essay on a subject in animal studies. Wesleyan Black Alumni Council Memorial Prize • Established in by the Wesleyan Black Alumni Council in memory of deceased black alumni. Apr 14, · A Senior’s Exit Essay on Essays April 14, , by Will Dubbs, Staff Writer.
If I am a visiting or assistant professor hoping to gain tenure at a prestigious university like Wesleyan, why would I break from the status quo and risk my career with an outside-the-box approach to teaching? PREPARING FOR GRADUATION Please review the Senior Packet document and the other materials in the online senior packet and contact Dean Thornton ( North College, , [email protected]) if there is anything that you do not understand or if you foresee anything that could prevent your graduation in May.
This spring semester I worked on a senior essay with Professor John Bonin on the spillover effect of foreign direct investment in China. My essay attempted to answer the following two questions: Does foreign direct investment contribute to increased productivity in domestic firms in China?