Undergraduate Research Methods Workshop

This two-week workshop aims to boost the number of undergraduates who undertake independent research.  Intended for sophomores, it will introduce 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.   

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 (tuition is required for this option).

In January 2017, the workshop will meet Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon, January 9 - January 19.  There will be visiting faculty from history and philosophy.  

For more information, please contact Sarah Siff, assistant director of the Humanities Center


Register now for the free, non-credit workshop.


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  


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