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❶Explain why it matters whether or not someone is confirmed for the US Supreme Court, and explain why confirmation is problematic enough to be worth 60 to pages of analysis. The format of your paper should reveal the structure of your thinking.

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Students studying abroad in the spring should secure the support of a faculty advisor in the Fall term before going abroad. Faculty members have the discretion to decline requests to serve as thesis advisors, and are more likely to accept advisees who are well-prepared and motivated to work.

Please note that these units do not count toward the major requirements. You will also take this course in the Spring semester of your senior year. Summer Students are expected to begin work on their senior thesis in the summer before their senior year, reading widely the literature relevant to their thesis and collecting data as appropriate. Students who do not make sufficient progress on their research in the summer will not be allowed to continue in the program.

Due Dates The deadline for your completed senior thesis is the last Friday in February. Senior thesis abstracts are to be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Research at the end of March for publication.

Empirical Track American, comparative, environmental policy, and international relations:. Students wishing to count courses not on the above list toward the second methods requirement of the senior thesis must discuss the matter and obtain pre-approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Skip to main content. Senior Thesis Program Writing a senior thesis provides a wonderful opportunity for political science majors to do independent social science research. Eligibility Requirements Undergraduates who wish to write a senior thesis must be sure to complete the following requirements to be eligible. Completion of the political science major methodology requirement PS or its equivalent by the end of the junior year; Completion of a second methods course by the end of the junior year see below for list of eligible courses.

Students who have not completed their subfield concentration by the end of Fall semester of their senior year will not be permitted to continue in the program. Application to the Thesis Program Students meeting eligibility requirements may apply to write a senior thesis.

The submission must include: Application Cover Form Students can download the form here , or pick it up in Seigle Thesis Proposal The proposal is a 1,word five pages or less document that should state the student's thesis question, the contribution to the literature and the research method. Students should consult their advisor as they write their proposals. Computational Modeling in the Social Sciences.

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Every student who graduates from Carthage with a major in political science must complete a senior thesis project. Students work on their senior theses in POLS Senior Seminar. Students work on their senior theses in POLS Senior Seminar.

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The Honors Program offers the Political Science Department’s most accomplished seniors an opportunity to conduct original research on a topic of specific interest to them. Honors students work individually with a faculty mentor to complete a substantial work of original research (usually no shorter than 50 pages in . Political Science Theses and Dissertations. Follow Lee, Kyu Young (), Political clout of government bondholders: how government bondholders expect and affect states’ conflictual behaviors. PDF. Maltby, Elizabeth (), The political origins of racial and ethnic inequality. PDF.

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Undergraduate; Honors Thesis; Writing Tips for Theses; Undergraduate. First-Year Focus; Courses; Major & Minor; Advising; Research Opportunities; Career Paths; Honors Thesis. Writing Tips for Theses; Award Winning Theses; FAQs; Grants and Awards; Student Spotlight; Undergraduate Student Research; Writing Tips for Theses Tips for Writing a Thesis Proposal. 1. The Department of Political Science offers the Honors Thesis Program for qualified majors in their senior year. Seniors work closely with a small committee of faculty members on a well-defined research project throughout the academic year.