We offer American studies majors a variety of opportunities to conduct research and follow their own interests.
Some seniors accept the challenge to write honors theses: 80 to 100-page research papers based on research in primary sources. These are year-long projects developed in an honors seminar and supervised by individual professors.
Other students write individual studies, semester-long projects often based on research done abroad or in internships.
For American studies honors theses guidelines, visit the history department's Honors Thesis Guidelines section.
To view an example of a recent American studies honors thesis, go to Digital Commons @ Connecticut College, the College's growing intellectual digital repository: http://digitalcommons.conncoll.edu/americanstudieshp/.
QUI TRANSULIT SUSTINET: He who transplanted sustains; The shift in political alliances on the national, state and local level in the year after Kelo v. New London," by Adrianne B. Capaldi '06.
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