three young women studying primary sources

Research Methods Workshop

Monday, January 8, 2018
10:00 am
Bachelor Hall

Enrollment is NOW open! Click here to complete the enrollment questionnaire.

This two-week workshop aims to boost the number of undergraduates who undertake independent research. Intended for sophomores, it introduces students to best practices in major disciplinary traditions and the workshop will include visits by faculty in various humanities fields, such as literature, history, language, classics, philosophy, and comparative religion.   

Taught this year by associate professor of art history Pepper Stetler, the workshop will meet Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon, January 8-11 and 16-18, 2018.

During the workshop, each student will prepare a research proposal, find a specialist advisor, create and annotate a bibliography of initial readings, write an abstract, and make a schedule of work. Participants will leave the workshop with a formal proposal that they can submit for a University Summer Scholarship, a Dean's Scholarship, or an Honors project. 

The workshop is offered free of charge to humanities majors. It may also be taken for 1 credit (with tuition payment).

To take the workshop for 1 credit and a record of participation on your transcript, please enroll through the normal course registration process for any of the following: ENG 199.A, HST 199.A, PHL 199.A.  

Professor Pepper Stetler with 2017 participants
Professor Pepper Stetler with 2017 participants