Students who choose the Analytical Thesis option are expected to submit an analytical thesis of 40-60 pages. Analytical Theses are graded based on Latin Honors by outside readers, and eligible for all levels of honors.
Students who choose the Creative Thesis option are expected to submit a creative thesis, accompanied by a 15-20 page analytical component. Creative Theses are graded based on Latin Honors by outside readers, and eligible for all levels of honors.
Students who choose the Senior Project option are expected to produce a capstone project, including an explanatory component, to be determined in consultation with the Project Advisor and the F&M Head Tutor / DUS. Senior Projects are graded by the student’s FM96.r instructor, and are eligible for “Honors”.
Analytical and Creative theses are carried out over two semesters as Folklore and Mythology 99, under the supervision of a faculty adviser. Senior Projects are carried out over one or two semesters as Folklore and Mythology 96.r, under the supervision of a faculty advisor. While most Senior Honors Theses take the form of written analyses based on original research, the Creative Thesis and Senior Project options allow students to demonstrate their competence through performances, exhibits, or other creative forms of expression, usually in connection with specific Folklore and Mythology courses (or related courses approved by the Head Tutor).
Senior Thesis Deadlines
Concentrators writing theses in the Folklore and Mythology program will be required to give their advisers the designated thesis parts by the following deadlines:
1. PROSPECTUS DUE: Last Thursday in April (Junior year)
2. PRESENT TO COMMITTEE: early May (Junior year), at Degree Meeting
3. FIRST CHAPTER DUE: first Friday in December (Senior year)
4.FINAL DEADLINE: Thursday before Spring Recess (Senior Year)
N.B. Joint concentrators must follow the calendars of the other departments. Those who are graduating mid-year should consult the Head Tutor for specific instructions regarding deadlines.