Working under the direction of faculty mentors,
students in INTL-I 400 develop capstone projects that integrate their thematic and
regional concentration coursework and international experience in an
research paper or performance, as appropriate.
seminar meets weekly and provides opportunities for peer input and critique of
projects and wider sharing of content.
Registration is open to all seniors in International Studies. International Studies majors taking the course early as juniors, in the Journalism School, or getting a double degree should contact the INTL advisor because the registration system may not recognize your right to take the course.
Students must have authorization to sign up for the Honors thesis.
Enrollment in INTL-I315, Methods in International Studies is required for students who have marticulated in summer 2009. Students are adequately prepared when they come to the first day of class with a clear idea of what their topic is and who will serve as their project mentor.
See selection of past I400 titles. Sample theses are available in the INTL advisor's office. For a sample I400 syllabus click here.
Students should identify a Indiana University
faculty member who has expertise in a major aspect of their thesis project. A
International Studies affiliated faculty is available, though students
should feel free to approach faculty members not on this list.
When approaching a potential mentor, students should share the Handout on INTL I 400 Mentor Responsibilities.
Mentors must meet with students three times (they may meet with students more often if they care
to). The first meeting is to discuss the project statement, the sedond is to review the bibliography and the third is to
review the full rough draft. Mentors provide guidance to students. The course grades will be assigned by the course instructor.
To be eligible for the honors thesis, students must apply no later than the
second semester of their junior year. Based on their matriculation date students pursuing the Honors Track take the INTL I405 (Independent Readings for Honors)/INTL I406 (Honors Capstone Seminar) sequence or enroll in INTL-I406. Students must have their honors applications approved and on file in the International Studies office to be authorized.
Publishing Your Thesis
Indiana University's Undergraduate Journal of International Studies provides a forum for undergraduate students to publish their research and encourages excellence in student scholarship. Academic papers relating to international studies and connecting to a wide range of disciplines are welcome. Paper topics include, but are not limited to:
Culture and the Arts
Global Integration and Development
Human Rights and Social Movements
Nations, States and Boundaries
Submissions from undergraduates at any university are welcome. Academic papers of any length are eligible for submission, including term papers and Capstone projects. In the past, our published papers have ranged from 20-40 pages in length. Faculty members are urged to encourage their students to submit papers of high quality. Acceptance will be determined by the journal's editorial board.
Papers must be submitted as Microsoft Word files to email@example.com. Contact INTL Studies Office for deadlines.
The initial review process will take several weeks after which applicants will receive a notification indicating our intention to publish or not to publish your paper. In some cases acceptance of a paper may be only on the condition of revision. Please ensure that all submissions have been thoroughly proof-read and adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Undergraduate Scholar
Interested in having your essay published? The Undergraduate Scholar is a journal that publishes non-fiction essays from all disciplines, from art history to zoology. Each issue reflects our intellectual engagement with the political, social, moral, and aesthetic issues of both the past and present. To submit an essay, you can upload it to the UGS website (http://www.indiana.edu/~uscholar/index.html). If you have any questions or are curious about how to join the UGS staff, contact Lauren Conkling at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.