JIW and SENIOR THESIS PLANNING
Guidance for Anthropology Junior Papers
The Anthropology JP is a literature review between 4000-8000 words, not including footnotes, bibliography, tables, illustrations, and appendices (if applicable). Students should plan to use at least 2-3 academic monographs and 5-7 academic articles in their literature review. For information on deadlines, see the separate memo, also dated 3/27/20.
Sample JPs available in Shared Google Drive
The sample JPs that had been available to you in binder form for viewing in the department office are now available for viewing in a shared Google Drive owned by the Department of Anthropology’s “ant” service account. You will receive an invitation from Anthropology <email@example.com> by email.
Senior thesis planning
In normal years, many rising seniors would be planning for summer thesis research at this time, with funding applications already due or upcoming in the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE). Due to the COVID-19 disruption, both the Department of Anthropology and the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) have extended senior thesis research funding application deadlines to April 13, 2020. The Department of Anthropology is currently awaiting University guidance with respect to summer travel as well as possible restrictions on research. We expect to receive guidance soon and plan to respond quickly in accordance with University guidelines. Meanwhile, we encourage you to start thinking about research projects that involve no direct person-to-person contacts.
Please be assured that your JP advisor as well as the director of undergraduate studies stand ready to help you with planning for your senior thesis and any related funding application as soon as the necessary information is available. In these uncertain times, students and faculty alike may need to think creatively to plan interesting and viable projects for senior thesis research, and will need to work together under different, and perhaps shorter, timeframes.
Additional guidance will be forthcoming. Thank you for your flexibility and patience at this time.