The Senior Honors Project in Philosophy consists of a substantial philosophical thesis, approximately 20-50 pages in length, including footnotes, references, and a bibliography.

The Honors student must have attained senior standing and the approval of the Preceptor (currently Prof. Sakezles) before enrolling.  Three credit hours and a letter grade will be awarded for this course.

The student is to select a Thesis Advisor from the full-time faculty within the Philosophy Department, as well as a Thesis Committee comprised of the Thesis Advisor and two additional University faculty members.  After a satisfactory Thesis Proposal is selected and approved, a draft of the thesis is submitted to the Thesis Advisor for review.  After revisions are made, the Thesis Advisor will submit the draft to the Thesis Committee, and the Committee will meet for the purpose of reviewing the draft and making any suggestions for improvement.  The student will then submit a revised draft and, finally, a final thesis for approval and grading by the Committee.  A time table correlating to when the student plans to graduate can be procured from the Thesis Advisor and/or from the Philosophy Department's administrative assistant.

The final project is to be delivered to the Honors Office with a cover approval page signed by the Thesis Committee and the Department Chair, with a space for the signature of the Master of the Honors Program.  Projects which do not conform to Senior Honors Project guidelines as presented in the Honors Program Manual will not be counted towards University Scholar recognition.

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