Academic Calendar 2017/2018 - Directed Studies/Research Project in Classical Studies
CLAS 4495 Directed Studies/Research Project in Classical Studies
Prerequisites:Open to upper year students with permission from the instructor.
Hours:Three hours of lecture per week.
Description:CLAS 4495 is intended for students who are unable to have their research interests accommodated by the topics covered in either CLAS 4416 or CLAS 4417. The student will, in conjunction with a selected faculty member, decide on a research topic and the instructor will design a comprehensive reading list on the student's topic. In the first term the student and the instructor will meet regularly to discuss the assigned material and at the end of the first term the student must submit a research proposal on their selected topic. In the second term the student is expected to produce a major research paper based upon their proposal. During the second term the student and the instructor will meet regularly to discuss the student's progress and to provide the student with appropriate guidance and support in pursuit of their research project. The student will be introduced to standard research practices and methodologies and will be expected to incorporate these into the final research paper.