Senior Work/Thesis

CMLT 0700 Senior Thesis

This is a two-semester course. During Fall and Winter terms, or Winter and Spring terms, students will write a 35-page (article length) comparative essay, firmly situated in literary analysis.  Students are responsible for identifying and arranging to work with their primary language and secondary language readers, and consulting with the program director before completing the CMLT Thesis Declaration Form.

The written thesis is to be submitted by 4pm on the Monday BEFORE the final week of spring classes (or 4pm on the Friday BEFORE the final week of winter term). To be eligible for “honors” students must have a departmental GPA of 3.7 and a B+ or above on their essay. Students with eligible honors theses will also give an oral presentation and have a defense before the last day of exams.


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