Student and Faculty Work

Students who wish to be considered for departmental honors must complete a senior thesis. Theses take a year to research and write, and are generally at least 80 pages in length. For a list of past theses, as well as a list of recipients of selected departmental awards, click on the links to the left.

Theses Archives

 

Year

Name

Thesis Title

2018Boyle, Colin

Poverty in Plenty:  Explaining Economic and Political Failure Through Land Policy and Tenancy Strategies in Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Madagascar

2018Callison, James

Pressed to The Margin:  How the News Media in the United States and United Kingdom Discuss Immigration

2018Gerson, Julian

The Trouble is Mine Alone

Senior Theses

Students must have a cumulative 3.33 average in their regular Political Science courses taken at Middlebury through the end of the junior year in order to undertake an honors thesis project. (“Regular Political Science courses” include fall and spring political science courses, plus a maximum of one winter term Political Science course.) A proposal for an Honors Thesis must be submitted to—and approved by—a student’s thesis advisor. No exceptions will be made to these requirements.