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Important Deadlines for French Majors


Literature Track:


Senior Essay:

    • Monday, February 16, 2015:
        • Annotated bibliography due.
    • Monday, March 2, 2015:
        • Thesis statement and outline due.
    • Monday, March 30, 2015:
        • Rough draft of essay due.
    • Monday, April 13, 2015:
        • Final draft of essay due.
    • May 4-7, 2015:
        • Oral Exams

Senior Thesis:

    • October 6, 2014:
        • Declaration of intention to do a senior thesis. Meet with Mme Armstrong for the expectations for a thesis and the various deadlines involved.
        • Select readers.
    • November 3, 2014:
        • Thesis proposal due. See details on linked guidelines page.
    • December 11, 2014:
        • Final draft of thesis proposal due.
        • Set up meeting schedule with First Reader.
    • Winter Break (Friday, December 19, 2014 (6:00 pm) through Monday, January 19, 2015):
        • Begin research.
    • February 2, 2015:
        • Annotated bibliography due. Set schedule of chapter submission with primary reader.
    • February, 16, 2015:
        • Submit a full thesis outline and working plan to primary reader.
    • April 6, 2015:
        • Rough draft of the thesis due to the primary and secondary readers.
    • April 20, 2015:
        • Final draft of the thesis due to all readers.
        • Schedule oral exam.
    • May 4-7, 2015:
        • Oral exams.
        • A clean copy of the thesis printed on high-quality paper due at the time of the oral exam.

Transdisciplinary Track:


Junior Year:

    • By Friday, September 5, 2014:
        • Juniors must declare intention to pursue transdisciplinary track.
        • Choose a director for transdisciplinary project within the department.
        • Set up meeting w/ advisor and choose second reader from outside department. Carefully read the details about this track on linked departmental policy document.
    • Monday, November 17, 2015:
        • Prospectus (15000 words) for transdisciplinary and proposed course selection due.
    • Monday, December 8, 2015:
        • Revised proposal due. The department will meet and either approve, reject, or ask for additional revisions to, the final proposal.

Senior Year:

    • September 8-12, 2014:
        • Meet with first (departmental) and second (outside) readers to finalize writing schedule. You will be asked to first produce an outline, then an annotated bibliography, and finally, chapters.
    • Monday, October 6, 2014:
      • Outline of project and tentative bibliography due.
    • Monday, October 27, 2014:
        • Annotated bibliography due. Ask your readers weeks in advance what that means.
    • Monday, December 1, 2014:
        • First chapter due.
    • Monday, January 12, 2015:
        • Second chapter due.
    • Monday, February 2, 2015:
        • Third chapter due.
    • Monday, March 2, 2015:
        • Rough draft of entire thesis due.
    • By Friday, April 3, 2015.
        • Draft will be returned corrected by both readers.
    • Friday, April 17, 2015:
        • Final Draft due.
    • May 4-7, 2015:
        • Oral exam.
        • A clean copy of the thesis printed on high-quality paper due at the time of the oral exam.