Depending on the nature of their Williams college thesis, professors may take anywhere from no summer students to several, and often but not always, give preference to thesis students. All students writing a critical thesis or pursuing a critical specialization will be required to take the Honors Colloquium in the fall semester.
At the end of the fall semester, a decision will be made by the faculty supervisor in consultation with the student as to whether good progress is being made, and whether the student should continue working on the thesis over the course of the year, or drop the project and convert Psychology to Psychology Independent Study with a grade.
All routes require students to take a minimum of ten regular-semester courses rather than the nine otherwise required for the majorand to devote their senior year winter study course to their honors projects.
A creative thesis begun in the fall is due on the last day of winter study; one begun in winter study is due the third Monday after spring break. Specialization Route, winter study during senior year.
After the critical thesis has been completed, the student publicly presents his or her work. Fall Semester All projects have their own timetables, and yours will be determined by you and your advisor and the nature of the project.
The methods of evaluation are identical to those for critical projects but their page limits do not apply. We have occasionally approved an application from a major who has an economics GPA a bit below 3.
Occasionally, students arrange an Independent Study that is library research and discussion based, studying a topic that is not offered in the regular Psych curriculum. A draft of the entire thesis should be completed by the end of winter study; the finished thesis is due on the third Monday following spring break.
Critical Specialization The critical specialization route is a series of forays into a broad area of interest related to work undertaken in at least two courses. Summer before senior year: This must be approved by the professor and the Psychology Department Chair before the end of the drop-add period so that if it is not approved you still have time to find another course.
It is a good idea to talk with more than one professor in case there are too many students interested in a particular lab. We encourage all majors who have at least a 3. Theses, as well as Independent Studies can be very fulfilling ways to interact more closely with your professors and get more involved in the field.
The professors will then consider the number of students that they can supervise in research in their labs and let you know if they can commit to supervising your thesis. It is an opportunity to engage in intensive, independent research and culminates in a written report and a public presentation to the department faculty.
Departmental Honors are awarded upon approval of the final thesis by the Psychology faculty. Creative Writing Thesis The creative writing thesis is a significant body of fiction or poetry completed during the fall semester and winter study of the senior year, and usually including revised writing done in earlier semesters.Go to Williams College Home.
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Main Williams Navigation. Academics. What is a. Williams College Neuroscience Program. 74 likes. This page is for faculty, students, and alumni of the Neuroscience Program at Williams College. Williams» Anthropology & Sociology» Model Thesis Proposals The following are several exemplary thesis proposals that should provide rising seniors with a sense of the department’s expectations.
These proposals are not for general circulation and remain the intellectual property of their authors, all present or former Williams students. Home» Search results. Healing Through Dance: An Autobiographical Journey of a Black Haitian Woman at Williams College Author lgnace, Veroneque Year Title A Meta-Analytic and Qualitative Examination of Predictors of Mother-Infant Bonding Author Kaufman, Caroline Year.
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment WILLIAMS COLLEGE Williamstown, Massachusetts May 7, 2 Abstract This paper uses exogenous variation in eligibility and grant take-up to evaluate the impacts of the Child Support Grant, an unconditional cash transfer program in South.
Williams» English» The English Major» Honors English Three Routes Toward Honors The English Department offers three routes toward honors: a creative writing thesis, a critical thesis, and a critical specialization.Download