The senior thesis represents the most sophisticated original research and writing that you will undertake as an undergraduate at princeton in many cases, the area and topic that you select will influence the direction of your future professional career, and the relationship that you establish with your thesis adviser will be important for your admission to graduate and professional school and job placement. The thesis the departmental senior thesis is an original research project in which you choose a research question, engage in a substantial review of the literature, design a study, gain internal review board approval if applicable, locate a data set or collect data, and write a final article-length paper.
Senior thesis if a student has a viable research project and the support of a faculty member, but does not meet the eligibility for pursuing honors, the student may write a senior thesis in anthropology, with the approval of two faculty members. Original research for the senior thesis may be based on library, laboratory, or field research on a topic that the student has chosen in consultation with their faculty adviser the senior thesis is an opportunity for students to explore a topic of their interest in anthropology.
Department of anthropology senior thesis prize introduction the department of anthropology provides undergraduate majors with an opportunity to conduct research and to write a senior thesis formally presenting the results all undergraduate anthropology majors have the option to complete a senior thesis but it is not mandatory.
Princeton university department of art & archaeology a guide to independent work: the junior paper and the senior thesis departmental representative: professor bridget alsdorf. Recent senior honors theses undergraduate students concentrating in archaeology and the ancient world with honors are required to produce a senior thesis the following is a list of theses that have been submitted in recent years.