The goals of this year-long course are to improve the quality of theses, and to strengthen the research and writing skills of students. The specific objectives for this half of the course include: 1) helping students formulate manageable research questions and 2) identifying resources for addressing those questions. Students craft a satisfactory thesis proposal and a working resource list. Assignments for the course align with the established deadlines for Union theses and are based on milestones in the process of completing a master’s thesis.

Notes: Pass/fail. UT 150 and UT 151 must be taken sequentially in one academic year. Highly recommended for second-year MA students and MDiv students writing a thesis.