Senior Thesis Presentations are Next Week

Join us for Trinity’s 2018 Senior Thesis Presentations April 23rd-26th.

The senior thesis is the culminating work of Trinity’s Humanities program. It requires students to use the rhetorical skills developed at all phases of their learning at Trinity to develop a thoughtful and persuasive argument on a chosen topic. Their thesis and topic must be things of depth and significance about which Christians can reasonably disagree.

The thesis is not meant to be, primarily, a research paper. It is an argument which will rely on good research to make its argument thoroughly and comprehensively. However, unlike a thesis at the collegiate or graduate level, it is not intended to demonstrate specific knowledge of a field in which the student has particular expertise or training. Rather, it is intended to demonstrate the students’ rhetorical skills that have been trained throughout their Trinity career, and the ability to use the ideas and arguments discussed and evaluated throughout their studies.

The thesis has three components: the written thesis, the oral delivery and the defense. After the full-length composition has been submitted, students will meet with teachers to answer questions and defend their thesis. It will then be edited for brevity and effect into an oration. This oration then will be memorized, practiced, and then delivered before an audience of the Trinity community.

This is an event that everyone is encouraged to attend, not only to support the seniors who have worked hard to complete the project, but to grow in their own knowledge of the topics, and to be encouraged by viewing the fruits of a Trinity education.

View the 2018 schedule here:

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