Andy Patrick presenting at the EALAC senior thesis workshop

Andy Patrick presenting at the EALAC senior thesis workshop

Senior Thesis Program

East Asian Studies majors who wish to write a senior thesis must have at least a 3.6 GPA in East Asian Studies courses at the end of the junior year.  Qualified students who wish to write a Senior Thesis must contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies by May 30 of the year in which they will enter the Senior Thesis Program. All potential thesis writers are required to enroll in the Senior Thesis Research Workshop (EAAS V3999) in the fall of the senior year. Students who perform satisfactorily in this workshop, successfully complete a thesis proposal, and find a faculty advisor will then write the Senior Thesis itself in the spring semester under the direction of the advisor and a graduate student tutor (EAAS W3901). Successful completion of the thesis by the early April deadline will be necessary but not sufficient for a student to receive Departmental Honors. (Because honors can be awarded to a maximum of 10% of the majors, not all thesis writers will receive honors.)