Directed Research in European Studies|
COL 393, GRST 291, MDST 390, FREN 390|
This course is intended for students who wish to undertake a significant research project or get a head start on a senior essay or thesis devoted to any aspect of European civilization from 500 to 2021. The course will begin with three weeks of regular meetings devoted to the purpose of academic research in the humanities and social sciences, developing and refining a research topic, organizing one's research, bibliographies and sources, the construction of an argument, and the organization of a research paper. Students will work on their research projects individually during the rest of the semester, although the class will meet as a group from time to time so students can present and discuss the state of their work. Students will also have weekly tutorials with the instructor to discuss their progress and plan their next steps. Students who are able to do so are encouraged to engage with research materials in languages other than English.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(COL)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(GRST-MN)(GRST)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
: Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 9th edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018). ISBN 022643057X.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
: One research paper of approximately 30 pages.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
: The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures does not normally allow students the option of taking its courses CR/U, but it has decided to make this option available because of the pandemic. It should not be chosen lightly. In order to receive a passing grade (CR), students will need to attend and participate in class assiduously and complete all activities satisfactorily. Because some majors require that courses be completed with a minimum grade, I will record a letter grade for you unofficially (it will not appear on your transcript) even if you take this course CR/U, and will provide the unofficial letter grade to your major advisor if I am asked to do so.
|Instructor(s): Rider,Jeff Times: ..T.R.. 04:40PM-06:00PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 7||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 9||SO: X||FR: X|
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