Thesis Proposal

Fall semester thesis writers: Thesis proposals must be submitted by the first Monday of Short Term.

Winter semester thesis writers: Thesis proposals must be submitted by the Monday immediately following Thanksgiving break.


Attach your thesis proposal in a 2-3 page Word or .pdf document here. This document must include your name, potential thesis topic or title, and the three following components.

1. It should provide a clear statement of the thesis topic and the key questions you plan to address.

2. It should include a discussion of the historical primary sources you expect to use and how you plan to use them. Be as specific as possible. For example, use the titles of your sources (e.g. I will consult the New York Times) rather than the type of source (e.g. I will consult newspapers).

3. It should include a short annotated bibliography of your key primary and secondary sources.