Monday, November 7 - Thesis Proposal due by 4:30 PM
Put one copy of your final proposal and an annotated bibliography in each of your comps advisers’ mailboxes. Your proposal should be 12 to 15 pages long and should follow the department's guidelines.
Projects involving original research on human subjects (such as interviews, surveys, and participant observation) must be approved by the College's Institutional Review Board. For more information and application guidelines, see the IRB's website.
Friday, January 20 - First Draft due by 4:30 PM
Put one copy of your first draft in each of your comps advisers’ mailboxes. This should include an assessment of what you must do to finish your study. It should also include a bibliography of the works you've read so far and those that you intend to read.
February 24 - Second Draft and Abstract due by 4:30 PM
Put a complete second draft of your comps in your comps adviser's mailbox. This draft should include all of the elements of your final paper in this order:
- title page
- abstract (75-100 words)
- table of contents
- list of figures
- full text of paper's body
- references cited
Also put a copy of your abstract (labeled with your name and thesis title) in Pamela's mailbox.
The American Anthropological Association describes an abstract as "an informative summary of a longer work [that] states the central topic at the beginning. It indicates the nature and extent of the data on which it is based; outlines the nature of the problem or issue and delineates the relevant scientific argument. Finally, it shows how the content relates to the existing literature. Where helpful, citations can be used."
Monday, April 2 - Final Thesis due by 4:30 PM
Put one paper copy in each of your advisers' mailboxes.
E-mail a digital copy to Liz M. Be sure to include all parts that correlate to what you printed.
Submissions after 4:30 PM must be accompanied by a formal letter to your advisers and the program chair explaining in detail why the comps is late.
If your final thesis is not acceptable, you will work with your advisers to revise your thesis and/or complete an additional paper in order to earn a passing grade.
April or May - Oral Presentation
Present your thesis in a forum open to any interested parties. Your presentation will contribute to the final evaluation of the paper.