This is an optional thesis course in Politics and Government. Students who wish to complete a thesis do so in the spring semester of their senior year (having completed the field-specific capstone course in the fall semester of the senior year). In the course, students complete much of the thesis work independently under the supervision of the thesis instructor. Students are permitted to enroll in PG 490 by satisfying these criteria: successfully completing PG 410, 420, 430, 440, or 441; developing a prospectus for the thesis project in consultation with a field advisor during the fall semester of the senior year; participating in a consultative meeting with both the field advisor and the thesis instructor before the end of the fall semester of the senior year.
Prerequisites: PG 410, 420, 430, 440, or 441, and instructor permission.