This course represents the capstone experience for all majors in GRS. Although the specific topic of study will vary from year to year
depending on the interests and goals of the participants, students will engage in a significant scholarly investigation into some aspect of
the ancient world. The students’ work must reflect an engagement with primary materials and their familiarity with and ability to use
secondary resources. Students are encouraged to select topics that reflect their interests and postgraduate plans and incorporate their
work as majors and minors in fields other than GRS. Normally, the project will culminate in a research paper, but other products are
possible, such as a creative work. Generally, seniors will present the results of their work in an oral presentation for other students and
faculty members at an event scheduled on campus or at a conference for undergraduate research.