POL499Y1: Senior Thesis and Thesis Seminar


A 40 to 60 page (15,000 to 20,000 word) research paper (75% of the final mark) written under the supervision of a political science faculty member and a companion thesis seminar (25% of final mark). The seminar provides a forum for students to periodically present and discuss their on-going research and to examine issues and approaches related to the structure, organization and presentation of the thesis. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.


4th year status in Specialist or Joint Specialist programs in Political Science; 3.0 GPA in Political Science courses; supervisor's approval; an approved thesis proposal.


POL495Y1/​ POL496H1/​ POL497H1 (taken in the same session)

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science