American and New England Studies

Exit Paper Guidelines

Students who take the 36 Hour Program, including the Public Culture and History track, must complete two research papers in elective courses with different instructors. Students must have taken a minimum of 4 courses (two of which must be ANE 600 and ANE 610) before beginning work on the research paper requirement. In addition, students must have the instructor's permission.

A research paper will usually be completed in place of, not in addition to, other papers that may be required in a course. A research paper should be 20 to 25 pages long; it must be based on primary sources and it must be interdisciplinary in scope. The research paper must receive a grade of "B" or better to be accepted.

Early in the semester students should meet with the instructor to discuss proposed topics and set up a plan for submission of an outline and/or draft of the paper. The research paper should be completed during the semester the student takes the course.

A clean copy of the paper, together with a research paper approval form signed by the faculty member accepting the paper for research credit, must be submitted to the ANES office for inclusion in the student's file.

Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the ANES Curriculum Committee.