This course is designed to introduce students to basic scientific writing skills. Participants will review the general principles of clear writing and will apply these principles to writing for a specific audience. Particular emphasis will be placed on conveying the significance of research, outlining the aims, and discussing the results for scientific papers.
Multidisciplinary (Geography, Geology, Meteorology) topics not covered in current Department of Earth Sciences courses. Topic announced prior to registration. Prerequisites: acceptance into the University Honors Program, the Earth Sciences Departmental Honors Program, or by permission of the Chair of Earth Sciences. (Completion of this course is required for the Earth Sciences Departmental Honors students)
With the guidance and advice of a Senior Thesis Committee, students will identify a suitable research project in Earth Sciences (Geography, Geology, Meteorology) and develop a thesis prospectus to conduct this research during their senior year. The Senior Thesis prospectus will be evaluated by the committee which must pass it before thesis research can formally begin. Prerequisites: establishment of a senior thesis committee; acceptance into the Departmental Honors Program.
With the guidance and advice of a Senior Thesis Committee, students will carry out an in-depth research project in Earth Sciences (Geography, Geology, Meteorology) according to an accepted Thesis Prospectus during their senior year. This course will be repeated for up to six (6) credits. Prerequisites: Geography, Geology, Meteorology major, senior status; acceptance into the Departmental or University Honors Program.