2023–2024 Senior Thesis Schedule Deadlines

Fall 2023

Tuesday, August 29 and Thursday, August 31 
Discussion of senior theses in IS Senior Seminar (INTL 305) meetings.

Wednesday, September 13 
Students complete and submit Senior Thesis Topic Proposal Form (see below) to Program Director.

Wednesday, September 27 
Students submit thesis proposal, draft outline and bibliography.

Wednesday, October 4 
Students should do their best to have commitments from two thesis advisers.

Friday, November 17 
Students submit detailed outline, brief chapter summaries, and revised bibliography to each adviser and the Program Director.

Thursday, December 7 
Work-in-progress presentations, 10:00–3:00 p.m.

Spring 2024

Wednesday, January 17–Friday, January 26 
Students check in with thesis advisers to report on progress over the inter-semester break. If joint meetings are impossible, students may meet with advisers separately. Both advisors must be consulted. Advisers are encouraged to send progress report to the Program Director.

Monday, February 19 
Students submit a copy of thesis draft to each adviser and the Program Director.

Wednesday, February 28 
Thesis advisers do their best to share comments on thesis drafts with their thesis advisees and the IS Director by this date.

Spring Break (Saturday, March 1–Sunday, March 16)

Monday, March 18–Monday, March 25 
Students reach out to advisers to go over thesis draft comments. Problems and/or concerns reported to Program Director by advisers.

Monday, April 22 
Students submit completed thesis to advisers and the Program Office.

Wednesday, May 8 
Advisers do their best to return theses with comments and grade to Program Director.

International Studies Senior Thesis Topic Proposal

Please complete and submit this form by Wednesday, September 13, 2023. Please email the form to the Program Director and please cc Ms. Sheila Stukes.

  • Name:
  • Tentative thesis title:
  • What are your “disciplinary concentrations” (the two disciplines in which you will do 300-level work)?
  • Any ideas about who your advisers might be?
  • Have you spoken to them about the possibility of advising you?
  • Provide a brief summary of your topic, questions, and sources: