Honors 492: Senior Colloquium
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00-10:30
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ABOUT THE COURSE
Senior Colloquium brings together upper-level honors students from a range of academic majors. This capstone course provides an opportunity for each student to discuss disciplinary research and creative questions, problems, and techniques with people outside his or her particular discipline. Therefore, the ideal time for an Honors student to take this course is during the execution of a research or other scholarly project.
The course is designed to encourage students to:
The requirements of the course are:
The grade in this course will be determined by:
Final grades will be earned from the total of 240 points within a 7-percent grading scale (e.g. 93%-100% = A). This scale is appropriate since there are no exams; students are therefore given adequate time to work on and complete each of the above requirements.
In order to learn more about the research process, and the presentation of that research, assignments will involve:
All written assignments are expected to be typed, spell-checked, and have a professional appearance.
Each student will make at least four presentations during the semester. The first presentation (10 points) introduces the student's project and will be somewhat brief and informal. The second and third presentations (15 points each) are formal work-in-progress reports. The final, formal presentation (20 points) will be given at the UNCA Undergraduate Research Symposium. (An optional presentation may be given between the required third and fourth presentations as a rehearsal for the Symposium.)
All presentations will be scheduled in advance. It is expected that each student will not disrupt the class by rescheduling any presentation date.
As indicated above (under "Grading") students who are not making presentations are expected to attend all sessions and contribute to the evaluation and discussion of all other projects.
The UNCA Honors Program requires each student in this course to choose a faculty mentor for his or her project. It is the student's responsibility to keep the mentor informed about progress in this course. The student is encouraged to schedule his or her Symposium presentation at a time the mentor can attend. Mentors are also invited to observe and/or participate in class presentations.