thesis and thesis projects
Each student completes a thesis or thesis project based on original research. Students work with faculty to chose an area of interest and narrow it into a thesis topic by the beginning of their second semester. Projects involve a similar amount of research, but result in a different end product, such as an exhibition script, a museum plan, or an interpretive program.
Throughout the course of two semesters (started in either the spring semester of the first year or fall semester of the second year), students write a draft proposal; conduct research; submit a final proposal, chapter summary or outline, and a working bibliography; and submit drafts to first and second readers.