Senior Honors Theses, 1929 -- 2015

Overview

Title: Senior Honors Theses
Dates: 1929 -- 2015
Bulk Dates: 1960 -- 2014
Creator: Tufts College
Call Number: UA005
Size: 2.45 Linear Feet, 6 boxes, 880 Volumes, 715 Digital Object(s)
Language(s): English  
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10427/000233
Location:
    Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University
    archives@tufts.edu
    https://dca.tufts.edu/

Description

The collection is made up of theses written by undergraduate students from various departments as part of the requirements for honors in their department. All students are asked to deposit copies of their theses in the archives, but not all do so, therefore the collection is incomplete. The earliest thesis dates from 1929, but most date from the 1960s onward.

Some theses may be under an embargo and not available online until the end of the embargo period.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into series by department or program.

Biography/History

Biographical / Historical

The distinction of honors in the undergraduate curriculum existed as early at 1877, both for "in course" achievement and "Special Honors" work. Departments had varying requirements and criteria for awarding honors. In 1957 a Committee on Honors was established to systematize rules for awarding Honors in both in course and Special Honors programs. By the 1960s it was common for many departments, at least in the humanities, to require a thesis for honors consideration, and the undergraduate honors thesis program was administered by the office of the Dean of the College.

In 2009, the Digital Collections and Archives started transitioning to collecting honors theses in digital form. In 2014, the Digital Collections and Archives started accepting honors theses by deposit through the Samvera administrative interface, MIRA. For Arts, Sciences, and Engineering students, supervising advisers are asked to confirm that thesis submissions were awarded honors.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.

Use Restrictions

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see "Reproductions and Use" on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish.

Collection History

Processing Notes

Beginning in 2014, Tisch Library staff provided subject headings for all theses deposited through the Samvera administrative interface, MIRA.

As of February 2016, theses and qualifying papers are collected and managed by Tisch Library and are searchable in the Tufts University Library Catalog. DCA remains the permanent steward, but this finding aid is no longer updated with new accessions.

This collection is processed.

Senior Honors Theses, 1929 -- 2015. Tufts University. Digital Collections and Archives. Medford, MA.

Subjects and Genre Terms
  • Curriculum and Instruction -- Student Work

Series Description

  1. Department of History, 1942 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of History.

  2. Department of Philosophy, 1943 -- 2015

    Undergraduate Honors Theses from the Department of Philosophy.

  3. Department of Economics, 1955 -- 2015

    Undergraduate Honors Theses from the Department of Economics.

  4. Program in International Relations, 1997 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Program in International Relations.

  5. Department of English, 1943 -- 2015

    Undergraduate Honors Theses from the Department of English.

  6. Department of Psychology, 1988 -- 2015

    Undergraduate Honors Theses from the Department of Psychology.

  7. Department of Political Science, 1961 -- 2015

    Undergraduate Honors Theses from the Department of Political Science.

  8. Program in American Studies, 1990 -- 2015

    Undergraduate Honors Theses from the Program in American Studies.

  9. Department of Child Development, 1998 -- 2015

    Undergraduate Honors Theses from the Department of Child Development.

  10. Department of Biology, 1997 -- 2015

    Undergraduate Honors Theses from the Department of Biology.

  11. Department of Sociology/Anthropology, 1959 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of Sociology/Anthropology.

  12. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, 2001 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

  13. Department of Art and Art History, 1998 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of Art and Art History.

  14. Department of German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literatures, 1979 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literatures.

  15. Department of Chemistry, 1999 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of Chemistry.

  16. Plan of Study, 1972 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses by students in the Plan of Study program.

  17. Program in Asian Studies, 1999 -- 2013

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Program in Asian Studies.

  18. Africa and the New World, 2000 -- 2012

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Africa and the New World minor.

  19. Department of Biomedical Engineering, 2000 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

  20. Department of Romance Languages, 1958 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of Romance Languages.

  21. Unspecified department or program, 1929 -- 2005

    Undergraduate honors theses with no specified department or program.

  22. Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1959 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

  23. Program in Judaic Studies, 1998

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of Judaic Studies.

  24. Department of Religion, 1998 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of Religion.

  25. Department of Classics, 2002 -- 2014

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of Classics

  26. Department of Drama and Dance, 2002 -- 2012

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of Drama and Dance

  27. Program in Women's Studies, 2002 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Program in Women's Studies

  28. Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2003 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

  29. Program in Engineering Psychology, 2003 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Program in Engineering Psychology.

  30. Program in Archaeology, 2003 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Program in Archaeology.

  31. Program in Community Health, 2003 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Program in Community Health.

  32. Department of Mathematics, 2003 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of Mathematics

  33. Department of International Letters and Visual Studies, 2004 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of International Letters and Visual Studies

  34. Department of Music, 2004 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of Music.

  35. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2004 -- 2014

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  36. Department of Computer Science, 2009 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of Computer Science

  37. Biopsychology (interdisciplinary major), 2009 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Interdisciplinary major in Biopsychology

  38. Department of Geology, 2004 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of Geology

  39. Program in Peace and Justice Studies, 2004 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Program of Peace and Justice Studies.

  40. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2006 -- 2015

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

  41. Program in Middle Eastern Studies, 2010

    Undergraduate honors theses from the Program in Middle Eastern Studies.

  42. Department of Latin American Studies, 2012 -- 2015

    This series contains undergraduate honors theses from the Department of Latin American Studies.

  43. Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, 2012 -- 2015

    This series contains undergraduate honors theses from students whose thesis is outside the realm of their major. Theses that are written as part of an Interdisciplinary Major are cataloged in UA005.016.

  44. Department of Africana Studies, 2015

    This series contains undergraduate honors theses from students in the Program of Africana Studies.

  45. Additional accessions, 1989 -- 2009