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Senior Project: One Year Senior Project

Guide to the research process required to complete the WSA Senior Project.

One Year Senior Project (for all international students)

One Year Senior Project

Green number '1' made from wood - Britannica ImageQuestInternational Students are assigned to the One Year Senior Project automatically.  Domestic Students can qualify for the one year senior project if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Enrolled into WSA in the senior year
  • Have a formal accommodations plan in place
  • Emergent circumstances warrant a modification of the two year senior project

One Year Senior Project Scope:

A student conducting a one year senior project will have the following milestones:

Research & Bibliography

  • Develop a research question and thesis
  • Bibliography that includes primary and secondary sources and parenthetical citations
  • The subject matter of the research must be able to be supported by a WSA faculty senior project advisor
  • No formal paper is written; only research

Presentation to the Senior Project Panel

  • 10-minute presentation with 5-minute question and answer (Q&A) period by the panel
  • Visual Aid in the form of a PowerPoint, Keynote or Prezi style presentation software
  • Students must talk during the 10-minute presentation so prepared videos to replace that component are not allowed
  • Student should be prepare to defend their work in the Q&A session
  • Professional dress is required

Physical Representation of your Research (PRR)

  • Students must submit their proposed PRR to their Senior Project Advisor for approval and for specific requirements of the PRR. 
  • The PRR must fall in to one of these categories which would be presented to the formal panel outside of the 15 minute presentation
    • Invention: Invent a machine, code a software program or program a robot (game design qualifies only if it involves significant coding)
    • Community Project: Develop a project that demonstrates a commitment to collaboration and service to the community. The project  must have been conducted prior to May of the senior year
    • Performance: Perform on stage a theatrical and original work or perform a musical piece of original or high challenge for you
    • Visual Art: Create a significant piece of visual art with artist statement
    • Documentary or Original Film: create a documentary or original creative film
    • Website

One Year Senior Project

International Students are assigned to the One Year Senior Project automatically.  Domestic Students can qualify for the one year senior project if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Enrolled into WSA in the senior year
  • Have a formal accommodations plan in place
  • Emergent circumstances warrant a modification of the two year senior project

One Year Senior Project Scope:

A student conducting a one year senior project will have the following milestones:

Research & Bibliography

  • Develop a research question and thesis
  • Bibliography that includes primary and secondary sources and parenthetical citations
  • The subject matter of the research must be able to be supported by a WSA faculty senior project advisor
  • No formal paper is written; only research

Presentation to the Senior Project Panel

  • 10-minute presentation with 5-minute question and answer (Q&A) period by the panel
  • Visual Aid in the form of a PowerPoint, Keynote or Prezi style presentation software
  • Students must talk during the 10-minute presentation so prepared videos to replace that component are not allowed
  • Student should be prepare to defend their work in the Q&A session
  • Professional dress is required

Physical Representation of your Research (PRR)

  • Students must submit their proposed PRR to their Senior Project Advisor for approval and for specific requirements of the PRR. 
  • The PRR must fall in to one of these categories which would be presented to the formal panel outside of the 15 minute presentation
    • Invention: Invent a machine, code a software program or program a robot (game design qualifies only if it involves significant coding)
    • Community Project: Develop a project that demonstrates a commitment to collaboration and service to the community. The project  must have been conducted prior to May of the senior year
    • Performance: Perform on stage a theatrical and original work or perform a musical piece of original or high challenge for you
    • Visual Art: Create a significant piece of visual art with artist statement
    • Documentary or Original Film: create a documentary or original creative film
    • Website

         

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