Senior Honors Thesis - University Honors Program
This is my Senior Honors Thesis, "Laplace's Demon," which I completed over my final two years at Kent State University. I wrote the script in the summer of 2012, inspired by my fascination of physics and science. Pre-production followed until I shot the film in the spring of 2013. Postproduction was delayed due to my internship, but it resumed in the winter of 2013/2014. I then presented it in the the spring of 2014 and I passed.
NOTE: This film's final export size was 27.65 GB. I then took it into Media Encoder and reduced it to a 2.39 GB H.264 .mp4. I then repeated the compression to drop it down to a 867.5 MB MPEG-4. I finally did a third compression and got it down to a 449.5 MB .m4v.
In short, this upload will look SKETCHY, lacking the color information and image quality available in the full 30 GB version or even the 2.39 .mp4. I aim to upload the .mp4 version eventually, or get it to nicer quality at or below 500 MB, but until then, here is the .m4v. I do apologize if this presents any inconvenience for the viewer and the cast and crew that worked with me on this project. They were and still are the best!
Senior Honors Theses — University Honors Program
The Senior Honors Thesis in business is typically envisioned and executed entirely as a written piece of work. This kind of thesis might resemble a long research paper in form, but it is different than a class paper. It approaches an existing business topic from a new angle, or tackles a newly developing business problem that others have not yet addressed adequately. Often, the topic for a Senior Honors Thesis arises from close collaboration with a faculty member on an existing research project. You may choose to identify a significant aspect of a faculty member’s research to investigate in more detail or expand upon a case study completed as part of a previous course or business competition. Research into what others have said and done is the essential first step, but your thesis should go beyond prior work to include your own insights and critical thinking. You should have an acquaintance with the relevant scholarship and display originality in the formulation of your arguments. Typically, such a thesis will run 50-75 pages.
Amherst College Film and Media Studies Senior Honors Thesis Project by Anthony Andrews. Student Film; in no way associated with the Water Brothers brand.
Students interested in writing a senior honors thesis in mathematics must find an advisor among the mathematics faculty. Once a professor has agreed to serve as advisor, the student must register for Math 195/196 (fall and spring) on iSIS, and also fill out the and return it to Dowling Hall.
A senior honors thesis in mathematics is the result of a project that may include original research and/or research in original sources. Expectations vary and are set by the advisor. In particular, there is no department-wide length requirement.
A senior honors thesis must be presented before a committee of two faculty members from the mathematics department, including the advisor, who will typically help the students find a second committee member. This presentation, called the thesis defense, typically involves a talk of 30 to 60 minutes, followed by a question and answer session. Only after a successful defense is a single grade for Math 195/196 assigned.
Because supervising a senior honors thesis is a large amount of work for the advisor, only a small number of seniors can complete a thesis in a given year. Students should contact potential thesis advisors towards the end of their junior year, if not earlier.
According to university rules, students must appear on the Dean's List for at least two semesters to be eligible to register for work on a senior honors thesis.Writing a Senior Honors Thesis is a rewarding but challenging enterprise. Careful planning and constant communication between students and supervisors are essential.The following guidelines are provided to Italian majors who have been invited to write a Senior Honors Thesis and/or have been awarded the Italian Department Undergraduate Research Fellowship. These guidelines are designed to assist students as they undertake their research project and help faculty members in their role as thesis mentors.For PSY 396 (Senior Honors Thesis I), a formal proposal is developed that includes reference to relevant literature, proposed area of research, and a specific timeline for developing the full research proposal (see Senior Honors Thesis I and II Proposal Form). After review by the faculty sponsor and the student’s Senior Honors Committee, the proposal is then submitted for review by the Independent Study Committee.Students enrolled in Senior Honors Thesis must complete both components (PSY 396 and PSY 496) to have this count toward their Senior Experience and to graduate with honors in Psychology. Similar to PSY 393/493, these students have the opportunity for an in-depth investigation of a current topic or research question under the guidance of a faculty sponsor. The difference is the scope of the project which spans a minimum of two semesters, the increased level of independent work with the student having clear ownership of the project, and the addition of a Senior Honors Committee (each Senior Honors student will have their own committee comprised of a faculty sponsor and two additional faculty members) that will serve in an advising capacity.3. TWO copies of a Senior Honors Thesis proposal, bibliography and , should be submitted by the end of the second week of classes of the Fall semester. One goes to the Department Chair, the other one to the mentor. is vested with the responsibility of overseeing undergraduate thesis work throughout the university and ensuring its quality. The total amount of work required for a thesis should be roughly equivalent to six hours of coursework (250-300 clock hours). You will sign up for a total of six credit hours (3399H and 4399H) for your thesis. Generally the hours will count toward your major degree requirements. You will receive an "IP" (in progress) grade for 3399H, which will be changed to a letter grade when you have finished the thesis. Students who complete a Senior Honors Thesis will graduate with a particular Honors designation, which will be noted on the transcript.The Senior Honors Thesis provides an opportunity for senior anthropology majors to engage in and/or continue in-depth research on a topic of particular interest and to produce a substantial piece of written work that, upon completion, will be noted on the transcript and diploma at graduation. The final thesis should be 35-40 pages long. Students must apply to a faculty committee to have the opportunity to research and write a thesis under the direction of a faculty mentor.