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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

ASCL 90 Honors Thesis I

            The ASCL Honors Program consists of a two-term, two-course sequence comprised of ASCL 90 and ASCL 91, during which the student completes an honors thesis. To qualify for the Honors Program the applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 overall and GPA of 3.4 in the major. Admission to the program is contingent upon acceptance of the applicant’s thesis proposal. Students should develop a thesis proposal in consultation with a prospective advisor. The primary advisor for an honors thesis must be an ACSL affiliated faculty member. Secondary advisors drawn from ASCL or other departments and programs are encouraged when the student’s project warrants additional expertise. Proposal guidelines can be found on the ASCL website.

            As part of the Honors curriculum, ASCL 90 and 91 carry high expectations regarding student performance with regard to writing, deadlines, accountability, and critical reflection. The thesis advisor will assess the student’s progress at the end of the first term of the Honors course sequence. If insufficient progress has been made on the thesis, students will be dropped from the program and given a grade for the work completed in the first term. The grade can count toward the ASCL major but not as a substitute for the ASCL Culminating Experience. A public presentation of the honors thesis at the end of the second term is a requirement of the Honors program. Completion of both ASCL 90 and 91 replace the ASCL culminating experience. ASCL 91 is an addition to ASCL’s ten-course major.

            Students wishing to pursue a fall/winter thesis should submit their proposal to the Steering Committee no later than the fifth week of their junior-year spring term. Proposals for winter/spring theses should be submitted no later than the fifth week of the applicants senior-year fall term. Admission to the Honors Program is by vote of ASCL Steering Committee.

             Students are awarded one course credit for successful completion of this course upon completion of ASCL-091. Students register for ASCL-090 and receive a grade of “ON” (ongoing) at the end of the term. Students then register for ASCL-091 the subsequent term to complete the coursework. A final grade will replace the “ON” in ASCL-90 upon completion of ASCL-091.



ASCL Faculty

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.