Submit Your Thesis Proposal
Please read the following process overview carefully.
What to expect on the Proposal Form
The proposal form will ask you to complete the following sections, so be ready with your content when you fill out the form.
I. Working title of your project
In a paragraph or two, describe your primary research questions and their purpose.
III. Background and Context
In a paragraph or two, describe what led you to your primary research questions and their purpose. Why is your question important, and where does it fit into the existing field? This is a place to talk about how preexisting scholarship or professional/creative work addresses—or should better address—your subject.
Include a list of scholarly materials, organizations, people, or other resources you have or will consult.
V. Time Line
Present a schedule of the work to be completed, with start and finish dates. Include all thesis, revising, and advising deadlines, as well as any relevant performance and/or exhibition dates (these may be tentative). Be sure to take into account time spent for study abroad and internships. More detail here will help you stay on course.
Supporting graduate or advanced upper-division coursework: we strongly recommend you select appropriate graduate or upper-division courses in your major that will support your thesis; graduate courses in particular can guide you through much of your research. Work with your thesis advisor to select appropriate courses.
If you would like assistance in completing this document, or would like guidance in thinking more broadly about your thesis, your Honors thesis Coordinator is available to help you. Call 443- 2759 or email your thesis coordinator to make an appointment.