Thesis prospectus guidelines: please note that the prospectus is not a contract but a plan of research later, you may wish to change its shape with the approval of the honors committee and your director. Introduction: this is the prospectus for my honors thesis that i completed and successfully defended composing the prospectus allowed me to practice introducing material from secondary sources, informing committee members about my plans for the project, and effectively composing the first of several materials for a thesis project. A prospectus submitted to the honors college of the university of southern mississippi dean of the honors college 1 chapter 1—introduction.
The honors thesis is the culminating experience for honors students, and as such we expect students to aim high in formulating thesis proposals it is impossible to give a fixed rule about the length of an honors thesis, since modes of discourse vary from discipline to discipline. Honors research students who have excelled in their english courses are encouraged to write an honors thesis over the course of their senior year, typically on an area or author familiar to them from their previous coursework. The barrett honors thesis/creative project is the culmination of the entire honors experience and undergraduate education it is an opportunity to work closely with faculty and advance knowledge in the discipline in a meaningful way.
Revised thesis/creative project prospectus my thesis must be successfully completed and submitted to the barrett advising office and online by the barrett thesis due date or approved discipline specific timeline in order to participate in barrett convocation. Students are encouraged to conduct original, empirical research and to submit their work, whenever appropriate, as honors theses a thesis may qualify a student for graduation with distinction from the college of arts and sciences. Honors theses in english commonly are 50 pages or longer keyword search type dept of english honors thesis the prospectus departmental honors are. The great books honors thesis represents the culmination of the gb student's experience in the great books honors program thesis until the prospectus has been.
Honors senior thesis honors senior thesis students will conduct research under the direction of a faculty member in their major department and report their findings in thesis form during the first semester ( hon 4395 ), a prospectus prepared by the student describing the proposed thesis will be filed with the honors office. Prospectus to your faculty thesis adviser, so we recommend that you check in with them to determine the best approach the first step is to conduct a literature search to 1) become familiar with what is known and not. Students cannot enroll in hon 4360 until the thesis prospectus is approved by the honors council the thesis prospectus is a plan, outline, and bibliography for the research and writing you will do in hon 4360 during spring of your senior year. The honors thesis prospectus is an opportunity for you to outline your thesis plan and develop shared expectations with your thesis advisor the honors thesis prospectus must.
After approval of the prospectus by the honors directors and the honors thesis advisor, the student must enroll in the second three-credit segment, honors thesis, and form an honors thesis committee the thesis committee should consist of the thesis advisor and two additional experts, chosen from the faculty or other suitable professionals. Prospectus & thesis information the honors thesis is a project of research, scholarship, or creative activity completed by an honors student under the mentorship. Honors students in good standing with unmet tuition need who have submitted a thesis prospectus approved by an advisor and the honors director awarded automatically upon approval of thesis prospectus. Throughout this year, the student also meets regularly with the honors program director and the other honors students to discuss research agendas, methodologies, and progress by the middle of the fall semester, the candidate must complete a brief thesis prospectus. Senior honors thesis prospectus checklist the prospectus for the senior honors thesis should reflect the following guidelines 1 nature and scope of the thesis.
Students must declare their intentions to pursue honors by april 25 of the junior year by informing the middle east studies director of undergraduate studies (dus) of their topic and submitting a prospectus. What this handout is about writing a senior honors thesis, or any major research essay, can seem daunting at first a thesis requires a reflective, multi-stage writing process. Departmental honors program thesis prospectus and then mth 401: honors project under the supervision of a mathematics and statistics faculty adviser students. 2 | page title of thesis your name honors prospectus fall 2010 (4) you must submit to the director three final, major professor-approved copies of your prospectus.
Honors prospectus below you will find ideas on what you need to include in the honors prospectus and in the attached bibliography the prospectus should be of sufficient length, roughly 7-10 pages, to outline your topic and pose the questions you will be trying to answer. Complete the hnrs 495/496/497 sequence, and submit an honors thesis prospectus by the end of week 11 of the fall quarter this is the default and recommended option for students. Honors thesis abstract due to college honors committee december graduates with full year theses submit thesis prospectus by early february with revisions due in early march march/april.
Students earn honors in the major by completing a research thesis or creative project in your major area of study under the guidance of a faculty committee you will work with this committee to select a topic, develop a prospectus, complete a written document based on your research or creative project, and defend your thesis orally before your committee. Failure to meet the deadlines for the thesis prospectus, the first writing draft, the penultimate draft, or the final version of the thesis will result in the denial of honors the thesis grade is based on a written thesis and an oral defense. The honors thesis is an important option for becoming an honors college graduate for students aiming at post-baccalaureate degrees, the honors thesis is an opportunity to demonstrate clearly the ability to complete a major research/creative project.