Please extend congratulations to Abby Collins, Danni Connelly, Leanne Gifford, Ashley Ingwersen, and Kailee Peterson, who successfully defended their honors thesis on April 13th.
The honors thesis represents the culmination of an honors degree and more than a year’s worth of effort on the student’s part. The theses include a variety of aims and subject areas, from research in medieval imagery found in T.S. Eliot’s notoriously difficult The Waste Land and a comprehensive investigation into the benefits of suffering to a study of virtues and vices in undergraduate music majors, the creation of an edition of Jonathan Swift’s satiric Battle of the Books, and a detailed proposal for and creation of university Great Science courses.
Defenses took place online given the Covid-19 pandemic, with the hope for formal presentations to the university in the fall. Once, again, please join the Great Books Honors program in congratulating these honors students, who overcame tremendous challenges to succeed at a superior level.
Danni Connelly – a prepared edition of Jonathan Swift’s Battle of the BooksAshley Ingwersen – “Medieval Imagery Within T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land”Kailee Peterson – “The Meaning of Pain: A Study in Suffering”Abby Collins – “Tone Deaf to Philosophy: The Vices and Virtues of Undergraduate Music Students”Leanne Gifford – a detailed proposal for and creation of university Great Science courses