HUMS 470a and HUMS 471b
Special Studies in the Humanities
For students who wish to pursue a topic in Humanities not otherwise covered. May be used for research or for directed reading under the guidance of one or more faculty advisers. In either case a term paper or its equivalent is required, as are regular meetings with the adviser or advisers. To apply, a student should present a prospectus and a bibliography signed by the adviser or advisers to the director of undergraduate studies. Enrollment limited to juniors and seniors majoring in Humanities.
HUMS 491a or b
The Senior Essay
Independent library-based research under faculty supervision. To register, students must consult the director of undergraduate studies no later than the end of registration period in the previous term. A written plan of study approved by a faculty adviser must be submitted to the director of undergraduate studies by November 18, 2016, if the essay is to be submitted during the spring term, by May 2, 2016, for yearlong or fall-term essays. A rough draft of the essay is due at noon on March 27, 2017 for spring-term essays or on October 28, 2016 for fall-term essays. The final essay is due at noon on April 11, 2017 for spring-term essays or on December 5, 2016 for fall-term essays; late essays will be penalized by a lower grade. RP