The graduate school requires that the ma program include a total of 30 credit hours beyond the ba, including transfer, research, and thesis credits the american studies program requires a minimum total of 30 graded credit hours in graduate courses the distribution of required courses and all other requirements are. Differentiation and distinction in american cable dramas , christina haynes grillo searching for the public in public schools: stories of school-based community organizing in baltimore, kimberly c ingebritsen fortresses of democracy, penitentiaries of the spirit: the development of public schools in harlem,. Senior honors thesissince students often ask for advice about the senior honors thesis, the department has summarized some of the basic information in this section in an interdisciplinary program such as african and african american studies, however, concentrators should bear in mind that many students ( especially. The american studies program at fordham university is a small and selective interdisciplinary honors major to gain insight into the multiplicity of cultures, ideas and institutions that make up the nation, students take courses in departments and programs such as african and african american studies, american catholic. On friday, april 26, 2013 seniors from the 5-college american studies program presented summaries of their senior theses to an appreciative audience in a packed house in the library of the history department at pomona college. American studies thesis american studies senior honors thesis the goal of an american studies senior thesis is to write a paper that, with revision, could potentially be submitted for publication in an academic journal this means, at a minimum, that the paper makes an original contribution to the existing scholarship.
Dirt-track auto racing, spread across the us and concentrated in the nation's heartland, is largely unexplored territory within the cultural studies field in turn, this project addresses contemporary kansas-centered thumbnail · employment training policies and politics, 1980-1982 : the transition from the comprehensive. The senior thesis is the capstone of a student's college career at bates all majors in african american or american cultural studies are required to. Majors in the american studies department who have a cumulative grade point average of 33 or higher and who wish to pursue a special program of independent research resulting in an honors thesis may undertake honors work in american studies the honors thesis, once approved by the candidate's honors. American studies students are required to complete a capstone thesis project over the course of their senior year at georgetown the thesis is one of the most rigorous and interesting parts of the american studies curriculum and allows students to synthesize their experience with the program and create a substantial.
American studies provides opportunity for majors with demonstrated interest and ability in american studies to seek honors by writing a senior thesis for 10 to 15 units of credit a grade point average of 35 or higher in the major is required to apply to the honors program in american studies students applying for honors. Thesis examples here are some of our best senior theses from the past few years hard copies of all senior theses from the last four or five years are available for reading in our department offices in flanner hall extra copies may be checked out with katie schlotfeldt originals must remain in our office area the haight.
Capstone/thesis the senior special project (ssp) the senior special project ( ssp) gives american studies seniors the opportunity to pursue a semester-long project that integrates or expands upon their course of study in the interdisciplinary cluster, and expresses the culmination of their studies within the major. Web site of the department of american studies, brandeis university, waltham, mass.
Hemispheric americas and transnational american studies courses are identified on the amst website (under “for majors”) courses used to meet this requirement may also, as appropriate, be counted toward concentration, elective, or senior seminar requirements a senior essay or thesis that utilizes a hemispheric or. Dissertation proposal during year 3, semester 2, students will prepare a dissertation proposal addressing questions generated during the preliminary examination the dgs will call at least one meeting of the cohort to review the process and provide advice the proposal should be ten to fifteen pages consisting of a key.