April 1: Announcement of assignments of accepted proposals/advisers. In consultation with their adviser, students will prepare a description of proposed project of approximately one page length with suggestions for readings for the summer.
Aug. 25: First day of classes.
Sept. 18: Detailed outline of project, with a bibliography.
Oct. 17-25: Fall break
Oct. 26: 15-20 pp. of the essay due - either completing one part of the eventual essay or covering the entire argument and topic in a form to be later expanded in consultation with the director.
Jan 12, 2016: First day of classes
Mar. 1 Complete draft due—from introduction to notes. By agreement of the department, there will be penalties for missing this deadline. If you miss the deadline, you can receive no higher than a “B” on the final project.
April 1: Final essay due in with adviser and second reader. Senior theses are generally between 9,000 and 15,000 words (the equivalent of 35-60 double-spaced pages of 12-point font), with 40-45 pp. of double spaced text being the norm.