Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Asian Studies Undergraduate Honors Thesis Presentation Symposium

Fri, April 13, 2018 | Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Asian Studies Undergraduate Honors Thesis Presentation Symposium

About the Honors Program

The honors programs in Asian Studies and Asian Cultures and Languages provide ambitious and focused students with an opportunity to do independent research in the form of a substantial thesis.

2018 Presenters

  • Grace Xu: Conceptualization of Space within the Tang Landscape Quatrain (Dr. Chiu-Mi Lai, Dr. Chien-Hsin Tsai)
  • Emily Beissner: Śrī Nārāyaṇa Guru (1856-1928) and His Significance in the Temple Entry Movement in Kerala (Dr. Don Davis and Dr. Darsana Manayathus-Sasi)
  • Skyler Korgel: ‘Ho’omalimali’ and the Succession Model: The Historical Dominance of Americans of Japanese Ancestry and the Democratic Party in Hawai’i Politics
    (Dr. Chiu-Mi Lai, Dr. Patricia Maclachlan)

Honors Thesis

Writing the thesis, which is both longer (minimum 40 pages) and more intellectually sophisticated than other college writing assignments, is for most honors students the most fulfilling experience of their undergraduate careers. The completed thesis will be read by the faculty supervisor and a second reader; the latter may, if necessary, be based in another department. The two readers will assess the thesis with the following criteria in mind: 1) quality of argument; 2) breadth and depth of research; 3) quality of writing and organization; and 4) conformity with current rules of proper academic conduct. A completed and bound copy of the thesis must be submitted to the department by the Monday after the last class day of the semester in which the thesis was written.


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