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Timeline for Writing Thesis

Year Semester Activity
Junior   Fall
  • Attend Information Session about Honors in the History Major
  • Meet with Honors Director; obtain approval to pursue Honors
  • November: Early registration for HIST:3995: Honors Research Seminar (3 credits)
  • Enroll in HIST:3995:  In this seminar, learn how to devise research question, conduct and organize research, develop research proposal, write proposals for travel grants, begin writing
  • Choose faculty advisor.  In consultation with advisor, plan research and writing activity over the summer
  • April: Early registration for HIST:3996: Honors Thesis (3 credits)
  • Late April: Complete Honors Thesis contract and submit to Honors Director
  • Conduct research at various sites, if necessary
Senior Fall
  • Enroll in HIST:3996:  In this workshop, peer review each other’s drafts in progress, give research presentations in class, and complete the thesis
  • Continue to work with faculty advisor
  • Complete penultimate draft of thesis in late October/early November
  • Distribute thesis to faculty defense committee
  • Defend thesis in late November or early December
  • Depending on your expected graduation date, communicate with History Advisor (Colleen Kelley) to complete audit in MAUI to graduate with Honors in the Major.  
  • If graduating in the Fall semester, contact the advisor in September; if in Spring semester, in February.