Feb. 8, 2012: Mandatory lunchtime meeting. Location will be announced by email.
Feb. 16, 2012: Contract with advisor’s signature due (all assignments due by 5 p.m.). Put copy in Prof. Fett’s mailbox in Trailer A or in the basket outside her door, C-1.
Mar. 8, 2012: Three-page double-spaced draft of proposal with bibliography. Please email as an electronic attachment to your thesis adviser.
Mar. 22, 2012: Your thesis adviser will provide comments on proposal drafts returned to students. Prof. Fett and Prof. Gelbart will not be formally commenting on your drafts, although you should feel free to see us in office hours or by appointment.
Apr. 5, 2012: Three-page proposal due with bibliography. Please email as an electronic attachment to your thesis advisor, Prof. Fett and Prof. Gelbart. For students considering writing a longer thesis for honors, this proposal constitutes the formal application.
Apr. 6, 2012: Applications due for Railroad Fund grant to conduct research over winter break on topics involving the history of the West or railroads. Please email as an electronic attachment to Professors Fett and Gelbart.
Apr. 19, 2012: By this date you will receive the final evaluation of your proposal from your thesis adviser. If your progress is fine, you will receive instructor consent to register for Hist. 490. If your proposal is insufficient, you may be asked to revise again by May 3 in order to enroll in the Fall 2012 Hist. 490 seminar. Students applying to do honors will receive approval, denial, or deferral (hinging on prospectus revision).
May 3, 2012: Due date for completion of proposal revisions, if required.