STS 4991

STS 4991

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

Students must register for 4 credits each semester (4991-4992) for a total of 8 credits. After the first semester, students receive a letter grade of "R"; a letter grade for both semesters is submitted at the end of the second semester whether or not the student completes a thesis or is recommended for honors. Minimally, an honors thesis outline and bibliography should be completed during the first semester. In consultation with the advisors, the director of undergraduate studies will evaluate whether the student should continue working on an honors project. Students should note that these courses are to be taken in addition to those courses that meet the regular major requirements. If students do not complete the second semester of the honors project, they must change the first semester to independent study to clear the "R" and receive a grade. Otherwise, the "R" will remain on their record and prevent them from graduating.

When Offered Multi-semester course: Fall, Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: senior STS majors with overall Cornell cumulative GPA of 3.00 and 3.30 cumulative GPA in courses taken for major.

Course Attribute (CU-UGR)

Comments Students must enroll for both the fall and spring semesters (STS 4991-STS 4992). Students who are admitted to the honors program are required to complete two semesters of honors project research and to write an honors thesis. The project must include substantial research, and the completed work should be of wider scope and greater originality than is normal for an upper-level course. The student must find a project supervisor and a second faculty member willing to serve as faculty reader; at least one of these must be a member of the Science & Technology faculty. Apply in 303 Morrill Hall.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BSOC 4991

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  5176 STS 4991   RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research