ARHS 4920 Senior Overview Thesis
Art History majors will write a Senior Thesis as the culminating experience of their degree. It will provide the student with a sustained research project suitable to submit as evidence of ability in applying for graduate schools or jobs. The Thesis will constitute a substantial research paper of approximately twenty-five pages of text with accompanying captioned images. It will demonstrate an ability to do art historical research by identifying and using the appropriate bibliography, and to develop and sustain an argument. The student will develop the research paper over the course of the final semester by reworking and expanding on work already produced for an earlier course paper. The student will choose a Thesis Advisor to work with from the Art History faculty, ideally the faculty member under which he or she wrote the original paper. The Thesis will be evaluated at the end of the semester by Art History faculty, and the student will be given a grade of credit/no credit. As part of the Thesis experience, students will meet twice in a group seminar, and will present their Thesis material at the end of the semester in a twenty-minute presentation in a formal setting.
Thesis Application is due November 12
ARHS 4920 Thesis Application