Guide for Writing a Thesis

This guide presents the process of researching and writing a thesis in French or Spanish in four phases:

Begin to plan your thesis project early in your graduate career. You must make several important decisions that require careful thought before you can successfully write a thesis, such as identifying faculty members who would be appropriate advisers for prospective thesis topics. In language and literature, a thesis topic may be developed as a result of your interest in specific courses you have taken; you might begin by talking about your ideas for a topic with your professors.

Consult the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Web pages each semester for information on comprehensive exams, thesis and graduation deadlines. Remember, if all course work has been completed, students can register for course French 790X or Spanish 799G, a one-credit thesis research course, in order to maintain active student status.


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