Master's Thesis/Project Defense – ETHM 690

CG • Section 16WK • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 02/09/2022

Course Description

The culmination of the degree program in the form of written and/or oral defense of the research thesis or application project. The final document should reflect the ability of the student to integrate the various facets of course preparation to practical research in the field of ethnomusicology or a field project.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


An important part of a master’s degree is the completion of a capstone thesis. Under the direction of a thesis advisor, the master’s candidate completes a thesis manuscript, thesis defense, and final document submission.  

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

At the end of the thesis writing and research process, the student will defend the document and then submit it. The final version of the document should be uploaded to the learning management system and submitted to the Jerry Falwell Library.