Honors Timeline

December 2016 Graduate Deadlines (Seniors)

  •  September 7-20, 2016 - Student registers for MCM1990
    After September 7, student meets with advisor to develop timeline.
  • December 1, 2016 - Final bound thesis due to advisor
  • January 4, 2017 - Advisor and 2nd Reader Report due to Honors director

January 4, 2017, 5pm - Grade must be entered for the honor student enrolled in MCM1990 Honors Thesis/Project in Modern Culture and Media


May 2017 Graduate Deadlines (Seniors)

  • April 15, 2016 - As a junior concentrator, submit your Letter of Intent to your First Reader in 6th semester. Once you get approval from the faculty member that will serve as your First Reader, please forward approval email and Letter of Intent to Director of Honors, Ellen_Rooney@brown.edu and the Program Coordinator, Liza_Hebert@brown.edu
  • April 25, 2016 - Honors Director will contact student to confirm pre-registration in MCM1970. (last day to add a course w/out a fee)
  • April 25 - May 2, 2016 Student pre-registers for MCM1970 Independent Study for Fall 2016 
  • September 7, 2016 - Student submits formal Honors Proposal by 1st day of classes of the 7th semester.
  • September 20, 2016 - Student is notified if their honors proposal is approved (last day to add a course w/out a fee)
  • October 15, 2016 - Students submits the name of 2nd reader to Liza Hebert
  • December 1, 2016 - First chapter/first stage due (students who meet goal may proceed with honors thesis)
  • January 25 - February 7, 2017 - Student registers for MCM1990 Honors Thesis/Project
    After January 25, student meets with advisor to develop timeline  
  • April 15, 2017 - Final bound thesis due to advisor
  • April 22, 2017- Advisor and 2nd Reader Report due to Honors director
  • May 1, 2017 - Honors Director Report due to College Curriculum Council + student notified of honors status by Honors Director
  • May 28, 2017 - Student receives diploma indicating degree with honors!!!

December 2017 Graduate Deadlines (Current Juniors)

  • October 15, 2016 - As a junior concentrator, submit your Letter of Intent to your First Reader in 6th semester. Once you get approval from the faculty member that will serve as your First Reader, please forward approval email and Letter of Intent to Director of Honors, Ellen_Rooney@brown.edu and the Program Coordinator, Liza_Hebert@brown.edu
  • November 8, 2016 - Honors Director will contact student to confirm pre-registration in MCM1970. (last day to add a course w/out a fee)
  • January 25, 2017 - Student submits formal Honors Proposal by 1st day of classes of the 7th semester.
  • February 7, 2017 - Student is notified if their honors proposal is approved (last day to add a course w/out a fee)
  • March 15, 2017 - Student submits name of 2nd reader to Liza Hebert
  •  May 1, 2017 -  First chapter/first stage due (students who meet goal may proceed with honors thesis) 
  • September 6 - 19, 2017 -  Student registers for MCM1990 Honors Thesis/Project
    After September 6, student meets with advisor to develop timeline
  • December 1, 2017 - Final bound thesis due to advisor
  • January 4, 2018 - Advisor and 2nd Reader Report due to Honors director

January 4, 2018, 5pm - Grade must be entered for the honor student enrolled in MCM1990 Honors Thesis/Project in Modern Culture and Media


May 2018 Gradaute Deadlines (Current Juniors)

In order to pre-register for the MCM Honors preparation course (MCM1970) in the ​fall semester of your senior year, you will need to secure a faculty advisor in the spring semester of your junior year.​ After a preliminary meeting to discuss your topic, you should submit a Letter of Intent to your advisor applying to write a thesis. The deadline for submitting this letter is 15 April.  Your faculty advisor will approve your application by the end of April, and the Honors Director will contact you to confirm your registration in MCM1970.  Once you get approval from the faculty member that will serve as your First Reader, please forward approval email and Letter of Intent to Director of Honors, Ellen_Rooney@brown.edu and the Program Coordinator, Liza_Hebert@brown.edu

The ​ LETTER OF INTENT is a prelude to your Honors Thesis proposal. This letter should​ present a brief description of your thesis​ project. The​ description should be only a paragraph or two in length​ and provide your reader with a sense of your topic and your plans for beginning your work. (The Letter of Intent is not a substitute for the thesis proposal, which you will submit in the fall.)

  • April 15, 2017 - Junior concentrator submits Letter of Intent to faculty advisor, serving as their first reader, in 6th semester. Once you get approval from the faculty member that will serve as your First Reader, please forward approval email from your first reader and Letter of Intent to Director of Honors, Ellen_Rooney@brown.edu and the Program Coordinator, Liza_Hebert@brown.edu
  • April 25, 2017 - Honors director will contact student to confirm pre-registration in MCM1970.  (last day to add a course w/out a fee)
  • April 25, 2017 - Student pre-registers for MCM1970 Independent Study for Fall 2017 
  • September 6, 2017 - Student submits formal Honors Propsoal by 1st day of classes of the 7th semester
  • September 19, 2017 - Student is notified if their honors proposal is approved (last day to add a course w/out a fee)
  • October 15, 2016 - Students submits the name of 2nd reader to Liza Hebert
  • December 1, 2017 - First Chapter/First Stage due (students who meet goal may proceed with honors thesis) 
  • January 24 - February 6, 2018 - Student registers for MCM1990 Honors Thesis/ Project 
    After January 24, student meets with advisor to develop time line 
  • April 15, 2018 - Final bound thesis due to advisor
  • April 22, 2018- Advisor and 2nd Reader Report due to Honors director
  • May 1, 2018 - Honors Director Report due to College Curriculum Council + student notified of honors status by Honors Director
  • May 27, 2018 - Student receives diploma indicating degree with honors!!!

Honors is awarded by the College Curriculum Council based on a recommendation by Honors director in Modern Culture and Media . Honors is not awarded by the College retroactively. Students who fail to complete their thesis by the Modern Culture and Media department deadline will not receive honors, even if they complete all requirements at a later time. If a thesis is turned in late but before the end of the term, credit and a grade for the thesis work may still be granted; however, the student will not receive honors.