Thesis Proposal and Research – WRIT 689

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 06/06/2022

Course Description

This course is designed to help students complete their Thesis. It is expected that research for the thesis project will be relevant to the student’s study and will make an academic contribution to their field.

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

Rationale

The purpose of this course is to allow the student who is completing a thesis to begin researching, outlining, and writing under the supervision and direction of his/her thesis director.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Thesis Topic and Thesis Assignment

Students must submit a sufficiently narrowed topic and a thesis statement for their thesis-proposal-research.

Research Journal Assignment

The student must submit 1 Research Journal. This journal must provide the instructor with a brief update on what progress the student has made on his/her thesis research and how the project has progressed since the previous module. The journal submission must be at least 200 words.

Artist Statement Draft Assignment (2)

The student must submit an 8-10 page (2,500-3,700 word) Artist Statement.

Students will be required to make revisions on this draft prior to the final submission of the Thesis Proposal Assignment, based on the feedback of the student’s thesis director.

Critical Paper Draft Assignment (2)

Students will submit a 15-25 page (3,700-6,250 word) Critical Paper. The student will be required to make revisions on this draft prior to the final submission of the Thesis Proposal Assignment, based on the feedback of the student’s thesis director.

Quiz: Thesis Timeline

The student will create a projected timeline for the completion of the thesis project.

Thesis Proposal Assignment

The student will write a thesis proposal that is approximately 10 to 15 pages (3,000-4,500 words), exclusive of the bibliography (which should contain at least 25 sources), and include a working title, introduction, review of relevant scholarship and primary sources, explanation of the approaches to the topic, a description of thesis chapters, conclusion, and working bibliography.

Thesis Proposal Defense Assignment

The student will defend the thesis proposal in an e-Meeting platform with his/her thesis committee.