Oct 24, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

ANTH 4900 - Senior Capstone Seminar

Credits: (3)
Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
This class is a one-semester three credit hour seminar whose main goal is integration of materials within the major (especially what you have learned in Methods and Theory). The Senior Thesis is a culminating experience focused on a theoretical issue, practical research or applied work, a historical period or theme within anthropology. Students will write an academic thesis paper which centers on a topic chosen by the student in consultation with the course instructor and, depending on the anthropological subfield, another faculty member in this department. The project requires approval of the course instructor and may include an applied or fieldwork component. Students will develop a research question, prepare a literature review, collect and analyze data, complete and present a substantial research writing project (the senior thesis) using the skills they have acquired throughout their academic career, drawing particularly upon the required theory and methods classes in crafting their research proposals. Students will be encouraged to engage deeply with a topic they care about as they produce a Senior Thesis based on original scholarship that displays a refined understanding of current literature and enduring analytical perspectives in Anthropology. In addition to the research project, this course also examines anthropology as a career through presentations, readings, and discussions that help students prepare for the process of applying to graduate programs and/or explore career opportunities in which an anthropology degree can be applied.
Pre-requisite(s): ANTH 4300 .