Capstone Seminar (4 units)
Once students have completed their prerequisites and at least two-thirds of their electives, they will be eligible to enroll in the Capstone seminar. The seminar rotates among THRS full-time faculty every spring semester. In collaboration with the professor overseeing the Capstone seminar, each student must complete a theses of about 25 pages, under the direction of a faculty member best qualified to oversee the research interests of the student.
As part of the Capstone seminar grade, at the end of each academic year students give a public defense of their Capstone thesis with a panel of no less than three department faculty members. The panel consists of the Capstone seminar professor, the research adviser, and a third reader selected from the department faculty.
See adviser for course selection.