Thesis writing was the most rewarding and empowering experience in my four years at notre dame i learned how to engage properly with the research process : critically evaluating my own position's weaknesses, assessing the strengths of the theories with which i disagree, and continually refining my work. Notre dame's department of history offers a graduate phd program in the fields latin american, medieval, modern european, and united states history, as well as undergraduate majors and courses spanning senior thesis competition senior honors thesis award (best senior honors thesis by a history major. Home undergraduate program undergraduate program smetana2013 students in our undergraduate program learn to become competent anthropologists they imbibe the holistic approach to understanding humankind, along with their opportunity to focus more deeply on a particular aspect of anthropology they ask. She completed her bachelor's in the neuroscience & behavior major at notre dame, where she was also involved as a research assistant in the rose lab her senior thesis examined the effect of music on the formation of mental models in memory morgan's broader interests include the intersection of music, memory and. Researching and completing a senior thesis can be one of the most fulfilling experiences of your college career it is challenging—but ultimately satisfying.
Administered by notre dame's institute for scholarship in the liberal arts, urop facilitates in-depth, self-directed learning by providing grants to support an array of the undergraduate research opportunity program at notre dame senior thesis grants support research conducted to fulfill the requirements for a thesis. Recent projects what ideas or questions can you explore with a senior thesis read more about the topics students chose in the slideshow below. Academically distinguished students are nominated for membership in notre dame's epsilon chapter of alpha kappa delta in either their junior or senior year during their senior year, akd members who were initiated as juniors are encouraged to become involved in activities that enhance the intellectual life of the. Notre dame's college of arts and letters challenges graduate and undergraduate students in the liberal arts to ask the great questions as they pursue their intellectual passions in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Students should begin thinking about a thesis or project in their third year at notre dame those who study in spain or latin america in the spring of their junior year may want to write to professors they might want to work with, indicating their potential thesis interests ideally, students will begin to research topics and. Senior thesis a senior thesis is a year-long investigation conducted under the auspices of a faculty member it must result in a substantial written product that will be evaluated by the thesis advisor and another member of the faculty, chosen at random any senior psychology major may undertake a senior thesis provided. Notre dame's program of liberal studies is an integrated liberal education, offering courses in the fine arts, history, literature, philosophy, science, and theology, rooted in the great books tradition with its seminar method of teaching.
Notre dame finance department / teaching assistant (6 classes) clay high school / entrepreneurship instructor university of notre dame admissions “if i didn't major in business, i would beoff in finland, doing research for my history senior thesis on the effects of russian intervention on finland's. Plan your senior thesis step 1 img 8265 red hair at laptop begin exploring potential topics in your sophomore or junior year. Writing awards genevieve d willis senior thesis prize competition genevieve d willis senior thesis prize for the best thesis written by an undergraduate at notre dame on a topic related to gender studies ($150) this prize is named in honor of genevieve d willis, whose family has provided an endowment for. Senior thesis undergraduate students have the option of writing a senior thesis this is wonderful way for you to deepen your learning and to experience the excitement of conducting independent, original research the thesis is done under supervision of a faculty member (and a graduate student), with whom you should.
Students major in ftt because they love film, television, and theatre the senior thesis gives them the ultimate chance to actualize that passion at notre dame ftt majors are invited to apply in spring of their junior year to complete the two- semester thesis project during their senior year upon completion of the thesis. Senior thesis why write a thesis it provides a unique opportunity to work one- on-one with a faculty member many who write a thesis find that it is the most meaningful academic experience of their undergraduate career thesis students have gone to law school, phd econ programs, and the private sector doing analytics,. Because shane kelly '14 began his undergraduate education intending to go to graduate school in psychology, he knew he should get involved in research at notre dame as soon as possible so when associate professor james brockmole offered him a research assistant position in his visual cognition.