The student is expected to complete a normal departmental program, with such emphasis upon the American field as that department permits, and a senior thesis on a topic related to American history, society, or culture. If the student’s major does not accommodate such a topic, an alternate project may be designed, subject to approval of the Program Director.
Thesis Support Grants
The Program provides small thesis support grants for AMS program members. These grants generally range from about $200-$500, with more available in extraordinary circumstances. To apply for funding, please submit a letter to the Program office. The letter should include:
- A brief paragraph describing your project.
- A budget, or list of anticipated expenses
- The amount of your request.
- Information about other sources of funding to which you are applying.
2013 Thesis Titles
Specifically For Us? An Evaluation of Permanent Public Art Installed During the 1970s and 1980s in Lower Manhattan
Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Political Interference and the 1956 Sugar Bowl