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To graduate with honors in art history, students are to enroll in the Senior Honors Seminar during the Spring semester of their senior year, where they will develop an original research paper based on prior research. Under the guidance of the instructor, students will present and defend their own work in both written and oral form, as well as respond to, and critique, the work of their peers. As students work toward transforming their existing paper into an honors’ thesis, they will also be trained in skills necessary to analyze an argument effectively, and strategies of constructive critique.
Format: honors independent study
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
once in the seminar, students will revise, refine and expand on previous research and produce a paper of approximately 25 pages and present a shortened version of the paper to the faculty and public at the Williams College Museum of Art
for requirements of entry into the course, please see "The Degree with Honors in Art, Art History"
permission of instructor required
does not satisfy the Art History seminar requirement