2019-2020 MAJORS DEADLINES

AMERICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT
SENIOR CAPSTONE AND THESIS DEADLINES
2019-20


In preparation of your capstone project or your honors thesis, please observe the following deadlines. If by the nature of your work you must deviate from the date for the submission of completed work, it is your responsibility to secure permission from your capstone/thesis advisor and the department chair. If you have questions about these deadlines, please discuss them with your advisor or with the Department Chair, Lisa Brooks (lbrooks@amherst.edu).

Sept 10, 2019   -   Please submit a 2-3 page proposal plus a bibliography to khgraves@amherst.edu by noon. Indicate your intended topic and plan of approach. Make note of any courses you have taken that might inform your topic and method. The bibliography should list works you have consulted or intend to consult. Please discuss ideas for your project with as many department members as you wish. If you and a particular faculty member wish to work together, you should indicate this in your proposal.


Dec 10, 2019   -    FINAL CAPSTONE PROJECT DUE TO FACULTY ADVISOR

FIRST CHAPTER DRAFT DUE (THESIS)


April 7, 2020   -    FINAL THESIS DUE TO FACULTY ADVISOR

Students are responsible for delivering copies of their thesis to their advisor and readers. The Registrar’s Office has formatting and submission guidelines, including a mandatory cover sheet.


April 13-21, 2020   -    ORAL EXAMINATIONS

Oral examinations, each an hour long, will be scheduled, according to faculty and student availability.


May 5, 2020    -   FINAL SUBMISSION TO REGISTRAR AND DEPARTMENT OFFICE

Students will be responsible to incorporate the changes or corrections in their theses suggested during the oral examination and to submit final, corrected copies, both bound and electronic, to the Registrar’s office (the official college copy) and to the American Studies office.