EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY

University Honors Program

   

 

 
SCHEDULE
 
Sophomores
Spring Semester

 

•Attend the presentation of the thesis proposals during the final week of April.

Juniors
Fall Semester
Develop ideas for a thesis and discuss them with prospective advisors via one or more of the following:
  • Registering for an Independent Study or a departmental course designed to prepare students to conduct research in the respective discipline.
  • Registering for HON 400 — Honors Research and Writing.
  • Interviewing individual faculty members, reading past thesis proposals and theses, working with an Honors student currently conducting their research.
Toward the end of the semester register for HON 380 — Directed Honors Research (3 credits)
  • HON 380 Registration Form can be obtained from the Program Director; the completed form requires the signatures of your Thesis Advisor, the Honors Program Director, and the appropriate Academic Dean.
  • The completed form must be submitted within the first two weeks of the Spring semester.
Spring Semester
Successfully complete HON 380
  • Completion of an acceptable Honors Thesis Proposal.
  • Following your advisor's approval of an initial draft, submit a copy of your proposal to your Honors Council Reader.
  • Meet with your Honors Council Reader to discuss your proposal, preferably before your oral presentation, but definitely before the end of the semester.
  • Oral presentation of your proposed project during the final week of April.
  • Submission of two copies of your Thesis Advisor-approved proposal to the Honors Program Director.
Register for HON 488 — Honors Thesis (generally for 2 credits).
  • HON 488 Registration Form can be obtained from the Program Director; the form has the same signatory and submission requirements as described above.

Seniors
Fall Semester
Review your Thesis Proposal with your Second Reader within the first two weeks of the semester, if you have not already done so during the summer.
  • Successfully complete HON 488.
  • Meet regularly with your Thesis Advisor.
  • Make satisfactory progress on your thesis project by completing the work described on your HON 488 Course Registration Form.
  • Register for HON 488 — Honors Thesis (generally for 2 credits
  • HON 488 Registration Form is available from the Program Director; the form has the same signatory and submission requirements as described above.
Spring Semester
Review progress on your thesis with your Second Reader during the first two weeks of the semester.
  • Successfully complete HON 488.
  • Complete your Honors Thesis.
  • Preliminary draft of your Honors Thesis delivered to your Thesis Advisor by March 15.
  • Deliver a copy of your approved thesis to your Second Reader. The Honors Thesis Approval Form should be attached to this copy, bearing the signature of your Thesis Advisor.
  • Present your thesis work in an appropriate venue: a class, the annual ECSU Student Research Conference, or any other conference or approved occasion.
  • Deliver a final copy of your approved thesis to the Program Director. The format for the required "Honors Thesis Title Page" is available here. The title page should bear the signatures of your Thesis Advisor and your Second Reader (Honors Council Member) when delivered to the Program Director.
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