WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross students (in the Class of 2000) who are members of the Honors Program will present their theses in a conference at the College on Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 5. The programs begin at 9 a.m. both days and will take place in the Hogan Campus Center.
Among the topics to be presented: How Well Do We Need to Understand Evil?; Diplomacy in the Ancient Olympics; Cuban Baseball Politics: Our Shared National Pastime as a Cultural Means Towards Political Ends; Meditations Through Song; Traversing Forbidden Boundaries: Crossing the Line Into Gypsy Worlds; and more.
Highly qualified students are invited to apply for the Honors Program during the second semester of their sophomore year. Admission to the Honors Program is limited to about 30 students from the third-year class and the same number from the fourth-year class.
The Honors Program requirements include two interdisciplinary seminars, which are open only to Honors students. Independent research and oral discussion are emphasized in the seminars. In addition to the seminars, all students on campus participate in the Honors Colloquia, a series of interdisciplinary discussions organized by the director of the program.
The highlight of the program is reserved for the senior honors student: each fourth-year student devotes one quarter of his or her time to a research project of his or her choosing, usually in the student’s major field, under the guidance of appropriate faculty members. The results of the students’ research are published in-house and presented in this public forum at the end of the academic year.
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