A senior thesis is an opportunity for you to engage in significant scholarly work in which you are deeply interested. By definition, a thesis is an original work of thought and research. “Original research” means that the student has defined an important question, has closely examined the existing scholarly literature and relevant primary sources on that topic, and has offered some argument, evidence or ideas on the topic that go beyond what is contained in existing primary and secondary source material.
The benefits of writing a thesis include:
Adapted from the Georgetown University, Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, Senior Honors Thesis webpage.
Want to check the honors theses from previous years? Go to the Student Scholarship collection of the Digital Georgetown repository and search for the keyword “GU-Q”.
You will get a list of theses written by the GU-Q students in the past. Click on each individual work to read it online or download.