Macaulay Springboard

Instructors: Logan McBride, Lisa Brundage, Elizabeth Reis, Zohra Saed
Fridays, 10:00 AM – 12:40 PM
Modality: Hybrid Synchronous
Macaulay Classroom 204/304
Course Code: MHC 401

Must have completed MHC 400

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.

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
Logan.McBride@mhc.cuny.edu
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Professor Elizabeth Reis

Elizabeth Reis
Distinguished Lecturer

Macaulay Honors College
Elizabeth.Reis@mhc.cuny.edu
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