Pass/Fail only. Prerequisite: CORE-GG 2401. This class is an independent study with hours to be arranged between the student and faculty adviser. Students are also required to attend a short information session at the beginning of the semester.
In Fall 2016, the mandatory information session day/time is Tuesday, Sept. 6, 5:30-6:15 pm. Please note: the information session meets only one time during the semester.
To register, submit the Master’s Thesis I Registration form, available on the Gallatin website. Once the adviser has approved the student’s form, Gallatin Student Services will send the student a permission number to register for the course.
In the first months of Master’s Thesis I, the student works under the supervision of a grading instructor (generally, the student’s adviser) but also quite independently and with great focus on the thesis research, project, or artistic work described in the proposals they wrote in the Thesis Proposal Seminar. By the end of the semester, the student will have begun drafting the thesis paper (or, in the case of artistic thesis students, the research essay, artistic aims essay, and other required written supplements to the thesis artwork). Throughout the semester, the student and adviser (the grading instructor for this class) should meet at least four times to discuss ideas and drafts. All students are required to attend a mandatory information session during the first week of classes. To pass this class, 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.