Jett-Moeller Undergraduate Research Fellowship in the Humanities. This two-year program offers incoming freshman a unique opportunity to assist a Rice faculty mentor on a research project. In the process, the students will develop close relationships with their faculty members that will last throughout their undergraduate career.
The Jett-Moeller Undergraduate Research Fellowship in the Humanities consists of the following:
o A one-credit course in research skills at Fondren Library during the Fall 2011 semester. The course, taught by Rice librarians, will introduce students to basic research skills during the first half of the semester. In the second half of the semester, students will learn skills specific to the needs of their faculty mentor’s research project. Attendance and active participation in this course is required to receive a “satisfactory” status for course credit. If there is a scheduling conflict, advanced notice is expected.
o Five hours per week of research with a faculty mentor during the freshman spring and sophomore year. The Jett-Moeller 2011-2013 projects included: studying the relationship of geography and literature in America, representations of children in Shakespeare, gender issues in French and American ballet choreography, depictions of children in French and American literature, and Early Netherlandish paintings.
o A one credit seminar with the HRC Undergraduate Fellows (hrc.rice.edu). For the 2011-2013 Jett-Moeller Fellows, this seminar focused on the cultures of energy, an emerging field in the humanities and a major initiative of the university. Students collaborated, problem solved, and essentially built an undergraduate course with faculty and graduate students within the humanities and social sciences. For all seminars, the requirements will be attending a series of talks, lunches, and discussion groups and completing selected readings on these topics. Attendance and active participation at these sessions is necessary to receive a “satisfactory” status for course credit. If there is a scheduling conflict, advanced notice is expected.
To learn more about the 2011-2013 Jett-Moller Fellows, see the Student Spotlight section of the OFUR website.