James V. Saporito Memorial Prize for the best undergraduate research paper or thesis in Intellectual and Cultural history:
Jeanette Nichols Prize for an outstanding undergraduate research paper or thesis in Women's history or Social history:
A Guide to Writing an Undergraduate Research Paper
It is expected that the student obtain a level of depth within the thesis topic equivalent to a point between a large undergraduate research paper and a Master's thesis. Not only should the thesis synthesize and build upon existing scholarship, but it should also further the discipline's understanding of the subject in some way. As such, the thesis demands a minimum of six units of work – three units of Departmental Honors 498H per semester usually taken in the senior year. Under no circumstances will students be permitted to complete all six-thesis units in a single semester."
significantly differs from an undergraduate research paper. Similarly, there is a significant difference between a graduate research paper and term papers. requires in-depth understanding about the topic of study from students. Student should also be aware of the fact that there is a less room for error if he or she is going to write a graduate research paper.