To pass this class, which is a two-credit course supervised by the student’s advisor, the student must submit and defend thesis. In the first months of the semester, the student continues to work in collaboration with the adviser to complete the thesis paper or, in the case of an artistic thesis, the artwork as well as the related research essay and other required accompanying materials. All students are required to attend one meeting at the start of the semester (registered students will be emailed information about place and time at the beginning of the semester) with MA Program faculty and staff to discuss the overall goals of the course. Finally, students should draw on the resources of the MA Program (individual consultations with writing specialists, peer writing groups, themed writing workshops) during the writing process. As prescribed by the online Thesis and Defense calendar (http://www.gallatin.nyu.edu/academics/graduate/thesis/calendars.html), students must receive approval for all work from their adviser far enough in advance of the defense so that the other panelists will have at least four weeks to read and inspect the submission. For more details, please see the additional information about Master's Thesis II on the Gallatin website as well as the thesis and defense calendar and submission forms.