NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Senior Thesis Poster Session has been cancelled. The Department has waived the presentation component of this requirement, and seniors will only be required to submit a thesis poster by the new deadline which is Wednesday, May 6 at 4:00 PM. Grading will be based on the thesis itself, and on a P/D/F basis for the Politics Class of 2020 only. Students must receive a passing grade on the poster in order to qualify for graduation.
In order to graduate, seniors must present a professional poster describing their senior thesis research.
Early in the spring semester, the Department hosts a poster information session. A handout with important guidelines will be distributed at that time. [If you are curious about what a poster looks like, Google "research poster session" before our formal meeting.]
Students are required to upload a PDF of their thesis poster into the Politics Thesis Poster Database by the stated deadline (see Important Dates). A link with the database along with instructions will be sent as the deadline nears.
The Department will order and pay for the posters.
An initial penalty of 2/3 of a letter grade and an additional penalty of 1/3 of a letter grade for every 24 hours that a poster is late will be applied, beginning at 4:00 pm on the PDF due date.
Students must also attend the Thesis Poster Session, which will be held during Reading Period. Students are required to be at the Poster Session for the entire two hour duration.