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Undergraduate Summer Scholars

About the Program

The objective of the program is to expand undergraduate research in the humanities by providing an intensive summer research experience in which students are introduced to important research questions, trained in methods of research and analysis, and guided in the development of critical thinking, independent learning, and communications skills. The students enroll in a two-week intensive seminar taught by their respective Faculty Directors. In the seminar the students are immersed in a focused topic and develop a research question that they continue to investigate under the mentorship of the faculty member for the remaining eight weeks of the summer. Students attend writing workshops created especially for this program through the Writing Center on topics including: How to Use the Library;  How to Formulate a Research Question and Answer It (methods, research); Writing a Proposal Topic; and Peer Review of Draft.

Summer 2020 Seminars
Previous Seminars

Learn more about the program from our 2019-20 Scholars:

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