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.

View some recent American studies honors theses: go to Digital Commons @ Connecticut College, the College's growing intellectual digital repository: http://digitalcommons.conncoll.edu/americanstudieshp/.