EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
|Oral Presentations of Thesis Proposals|
Students are required to give a 5 - 10 minute presentation of their respective thesis proposals. This presentation is generally scheduled for the last week of April and is given to University Honors Council members, thesis mentors, fellow proposal presenters, and Honors sophomores. Both your Thesis Mentor and Second Reader should have reviewed your proposal prior to this presentation (see Schedule and Due Dates Section). After effecting required revisions a final copy of the Thesis Proposal is to be submitted to the Program Director (refer to Schedule and Due Dates Section for submission date.) Failure to meet this requirement places your status in the University Honors Program in jeopardy.
Honors students conducting their thesis research must be registered for
HON 488 - Honors Thesis. The registration form for this course is available
from the Program Director. Students typically register for HON 488 for
2 credits each semester of their senior year, but this allocation of the
4-credit requirement can be altered pending consultation with the Program
Director. Registration for HON 488 for the Fall semester should be completed
prior to the end of the preceding spring semester; registration for HON
488 for the Spring semester should be completed prior to the end of the
preceding Fall semester. Again, the completed registration form must
be received in the appropriate Academic Dean's office by the end of the
2nd week of the semester in which the course is to be taken.
|For most students the format of the Honors Thesis will be the same as that of the Thesis Proposal, with the exception that a Discussion section will follow the Results section. In some disciplines the Results/Discussion section may be integrated. For those students whose thesis involves a creative project, your "creative product" is really your "Results", so the Discussion portion of your narrative will be a reflection on the experience of completing your project.|