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In December, juniors chair the thesis presentations at the Senior Thesis Research Conference. Responsibilities include announcing, and preparing questions for, at least one thesis presentation. Juniors planning to write a thesis are required to attend the entire conference.
Students must register for HON 6000: Senior Thesis I, for the Fall Semester of their senior year. Students must select a general area of research and a Tutor by the end of the Spring Semester. Ordinarily, students should select their Tutors from among Villanova faculty members who possess expertise in the chosen topic area.
Before the end of the semester, students should meet with their Tutors to begin discussing possible topics and to generate summer reading lists. Students also are encouraged to review model theses from past years in the Falvey Library collection.
At the end of the semester, junior thesis students must attend at least three senior thesis defenses.
Rising seniors may extend their Falvey Library borrowing privileges over the summer. Students are required to be in touch with their Tutors (via e-mail) as they begin developing their thesis topics.
Senior thesis writers must register for HON 6000: Senior Thesis I, and must complete course assignments and meet Thesis deadlines.
Fall Semester deadlines include, but are not limited to:
Senior Thesis writers must register for HON 6002: Senior Thesis II, and must meet Thesis deadlines.
Spring Semester deadlines include, but are not limited to: