Thesis & Independent Study


A senior thesis in Art History engages a topic involving substantial, independent, year-long research, normally resulting in a polished, professional paper of between 50-100 pages in length. For a student who has a clear idea of what she wants to investigate, a well-considered plan of research, and a willingness to accept the responsibility of working independently, a senior thesis can be a rewarding experience. Candidates for departmental honors in Art History complete a senior thesis in two units of independent study/thesis (ARTH 360/370) undertaken in the fall and spring of the senior year. Admission to the honors program in the department is by application for students with a 3.5 GPA in the major and a minimum of five units in Art History above the 100 level. Four of the five units must be taken in the department, and one of the five units must be at the 300 level (a 350 does not count).


UPDATED 4/12/17