In Master’s Thesis I, students will complete the basic research for and begin drafting the thesis. The course, which is a two credit course supervised by the student’s advisor, will entail independent work, supported by the writing resources of the MA Program. Students: (1) must attend a meeting (registered students will be emailed information about place and time at the beginning of the semester) with the MA Program faculty and staff to discuss the overall goals of the course; (2) immerse themselves in the relevant scholarly discourses and literatures and begin drafting the thesis and, in the case of artistic theses, developing the artwork and accompanying research essay ; (3) meet with their advisers, on a regular basis, to consult on the content, logic, organization and methods for the thesis; (4) draw on the resources of the MA Program (e.g. individual consultations, organized peer writing groups, themed writing workshops) led by Gallatin M.A. program staff; (5) and at the end of the semester, present their work in progress by participating in a forum organized by Gallatin and attended by faculty and peers. To pass this course, in addition to fulfilling the presentation requirement, students must demonstrate significant progress toward completing the thesis. For more details, please see the additional information about Master’s Thesis I on the Gallatin website.