Pol 480W:

Senior Thesis (in Political Theory or not)




The senior thesis represents the culmination of each student's undergraduate education at WU. The purpose of this course is to provide a structured environment in which the student will undertake this analytical research and writing project. The student will be responsible for the development of a clear, concise, coherent, and logical thesis argument, 'original' research that goes beyond summaries of books and articles, analysis of competing claims, and a presentation format worthy of his/her advanced knowledge of political science methodologies. Through the duration of the course, the research design, methods of analysis, and written presentation will be subjected to multiple stages of criticism and revision.












Hatfield library

Internet resources


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10th C Ivory Bookcover depicting St. Gregory the Great in his Scriptorium