Macaulay Springboard

Instructors: Logan McBride, Lisa Brundage, Elizabeth Reis, Zohra Saed
Section 1 (Brundage & Saed) – Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 6:40 PM
Section 2 (McBride & Reis) – Fridays, 10:00 AM – 12:40 PM

Modality: Hybrid Synchronous
Macaulay Classroom 2 (204)
Course Code: MHC 400/401

Must have completed MHC 400 before 401

Rather than requiring seniors to demonstrate what they have learned in a final thesis or capstone project, Macaulay offers an opportunity to create a springboard—an open-ended project that builds on knowledge acquired and opens possibilities for ongoing learning.

The experience includes a year-long, six-credit workshop that helps students prepare projects that:

  • Ask questions, pose dilemmas, and propose specific research pathways toward continued learning
  • Require independent research and writing
  • Foster collaborative critique
  • Unite disciplines rather than focusing on only one field of study

Springboard projects are presented publicly, at a national conference, to expand our students’ academic networks and encourage two-way communication with a wide audience.

Springboard is best suited for students who already have a topic they long to explore for their thesis, and wish to be part of an intellectual and writing community working towards common goals.

In Person Meetings for Hybrid Courses:
Section 1 – 8/29, 9/5, 9/19, 10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 12/5, 12/12
Section 2 – 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/27, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13

This is a ZTC (zero textbook cost) course

Graff & Birkenstein, They Say I Say; Warner, The Writer’s Practice

Interested in this course? Please contact your advisor.

Logan McBride

Logan McBride
Distinguished Lecturer

Macaulay Honors College
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Professor Elizabeth Reis

Elizabeth Reis
Distinguished Lecturer

Macaulay Honors College
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