Honors and Capstone Projects

langmuir.pngCapstone Projects

Capstone Projects are required for all HIAA concentrators. For more information, please go to the link under each concentration area -  History of Art and Architecture, or Architecture.

Admissions to the Honors Program

Students concentrating in History of Art and Architecture and Architectural Studies will be invited the second semester of their junior year to apply for admission to the honors program. Honors students should:

  • Maintain a GPA in the concentration close to A.
  • Choose a thesis topic in consultation with an HIAA faculty member who will be the thesis advisor.  Ask the advisor to write a letter of support to submit along with your proposal.
  • Submit a two-page double-space proposal for the thesis along with a one page bibliography of key sources.

Honors Presentations from May, 2020

Sample Senior Booklet, 2020


Writing the Honors Thesis

  • Set up a schedule of regular meetings with your advisor
  • Register in both semesters of the senior year for HIAA 1990, the Honors Seminar.  Each semester carries one credit. The Honors Seminar meets once a month.
  • The Director of Undergraduate Studies, Lindsay Caplan, supervises the Honors Seminar and will establish a schedule for researching and writing the honors theses.