Yesterday I received a letter from my advisor who is the Head of the History Department at Muhlenberg. The letter was an invitation to do an Honors Thesis in order to graduate with Honors in History due to my high overall GPA and my History GPA. The former needs to be over 3.5 and the latter over 3.75 in order to receive the invitation.
The thesis would be done as an Independent Study with the History professor of my choice on the topic of my choice, 20-25 pages in length and would need to be defended before a panel of History professors.
Unfortunately, I declined the offer though it was nice to receive it. Now I ask you, how in the world would I fit in the time to do research for a 25 page paper when I am taking three classes this semester, all with heavy reading loads, and one of said classes is writing intensive? Plus, volunteer at church, take care of the house, work part time and somewhere in there spend time with family, sleep and eat?
And truth be told, I’m not disappointed. Though, it would have been very cool to do a thesis on the History and Development of Monasticism!