How do I apply to the History Honors Program?
To apply to the History Honors Program, you must propose a thesis topic and plan for research, endorsed by a faculty member who has agreed to advise your thesis project. If you are interested in participating in the History Honors Program, you should consider topics of interest to you and discuss them with potential faculty advisors as early as possible. All ideas for thesis topics require discussion, development and preliminary research to transform them into viable proposals. We strongly advise you to secure the endorsement of a faculty advisor by the end of the winter term of your junior year, at the very latest, to help you develop and refine your thesis proposal.
A thesis proposal should consist of a 3-5 page discussion of the topic with relevant bibliography. Click here for some examples of successful proposals from years past to give you a better idea of what a thesis proposal contains. Proposals from eligible History majors are due to Ms. Patten, the History Department Administrator, Carson Hall 300, by the end of the second week of Spring Term (Friday, April 5, 2019). Be sure to also include the Honors Proposal Coversheet. Click here to access the Coversheet. If you missed the deadline, you may petition for admission to the program (see next question).