Resources for Current ICers
All independent concentrators must complete a final project in their senior year that ties together the central themes, questions, and methods of the concentration. Many students choose to complete a 1-semester capstone project; some capstones can take place for two semesters. Those who meet the eligibility requirements for honors may consider completing a 2-semester Honors Thesis instead. See below for information about both options.
General overview of deadlines for 2021-2022:
Third Friday of September/fall semester: Capstone description or Honors Thesis Proposal due to Peggy Chang (May '22 graduates)
November 15th: First full draft of Thesis due to committee (December '21 completers)
December 15th: Final version of Thesis due to committee & Peggy Chang (December '21 completers); first chapter of Thesis due to committee & Peggy Chang (May '22 graduates)
February 11th: Capstone description or Honors Thesis Proposal due to Peggy Chang (December '22 completers)
March 15th: First draft of Thesis due to committee (May '22 graduates)
April 15th: Final version of Thesis due to committee & Peggy Chang (May '22 graduates)
- IC Honors and Capstone Overview (updated Fall 2020)
- IC Honors Guidelines [MS Word version] (updated Fall 2020)
- For Thesis Advisors only: IC Honors-Advisor Report.
- IC Capstone Proposal Form (google doc)
- Instructions for how to update IC course plan in ASK.
- IC Course Plan Change request form.
- Discretionary funding for concentrators is available in UFunds.
- Subject Experts at the Brown Libraries.
All ICers must present their capstone or thesis projects in their last semester before graduation, either in December or in the spring at the Theories in Action symposium.