Integrative Activity (Social)
|Number of hours||45hrs|
In many ways, the Senior Research Paper is a rite of passage for prospective graduates. Students must demonstrate their individual ability to integrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed throughout their program including their ability to synthesize data and their proficiency in using appropriate technological tools. This is done by preparing and presenting, both orally and in writing, a Social Science research essay that uses scholarly sources in English and in French and that incorporates at least two disciplinary perspectives. Students must also demonstrate their ability to think critically about social issues, scientific literature, and their own progress in achieving the educational goals of the program. Consequently, the Senior Research Paper also serves as the comprehensive assessment (épreuve de synthèse) required of Social Sciences and Commerce students at the conclusion of their program.