If you elect to write a thesis, you will be expected to identify a faculty mentor as early as possible—and in any case before the semester when you will be writing the thesis—in order to establish the precise topic and a calendar of regular meetings. Writing the thesis will require independent research in which you construct a project-specific bibliography, and it will be expected that you work through regular stages of research and writing.  The final thesis will be approximately 25-35 pages in length.  (PHI 6000)