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Masters Degree / MA Thesis

Before
 beginning
 work
 on
 a 
master’s
 thesis
 or
 practicum,
 the
 student 
must
 receive
 the
 Supervisory
 Committee’s
 approval
 of
 a
 written 
proposal.

The
 thesis may 
be 
an
 extension 
of 
a
 seminar 
paper 
and
 it 
must 
demonstrate
 the
 student’s
 ability
 to 
conduct
 rigorous
 research,
 indicate
 familiarity
 with
 bibliographical and
 reference
 materials,
 and
 show
 a
 capacity
 for
 the
 synthesis
 and
 critical
 evaluation
 of
 the
 material
 under
 consideration.
 


The
 practicum must
 evidence
 the
 student’s
 practical
 or
 theoretical knowledge 
of 
some 
aspects
 of 
art
 in 
historical 
or 
contemporary
 situations. It 
may
 take 
any 
of 
a 
variety 
of 
forms, 
either 
within 
or
 outside
 the
 academic
 offerings
 of
 the 
University.
 
For
 example,
a
 practicum 
may
 consist
 of 
an
 internship
 in
 any
 of 
a
 number
 of
 institutional 
settings, 
such 
as 
a 
public 
art 
museum, 
or 
of 
the 
publication 
of
 critical, 
educational, 
or 
other 
writings.

 The 
practicum
 must
 be
 comprised
 of
 activities
 carried
 out
 after
 the
 student’s
 admission
 to
 the
 program.


A complete draft of the thesis or practicum report approved by the  Supervisory Committee chair must be delivered to each member of the committee at least 30 days before the date of the Final Examination.

RECENTLY COMPLETED MAs

Spring 2012

Yve Chavez, MA
Adviser: Robin Wright
Thesis: California "Mission" Indian Basket Weaving: Re-inventing and Revitalizing Tradition

Susan Dine, MA
Adviser: Cynthea Bogel
Thesis: Sanskrit Beyond Text: The Use of Bonji (Siddham) in Mandara and Other Imagery in Ancient and Medieval Japan

Victoria Wilmes, MA
Adviser: Estelle Lingo
Thesis: The Chapel of the Madonna della Strada: A Case Study of Post-Tridentine Painting in Rome

Winter 2012

Erin Giffin, MA
Adviser: Stuart Lingo
Thesis: Nicolas Cordier's II Moro: The African as "Christian Antiquity" in Early Modern Rome

Autumn 2011

Rajesh Bhat, MA
Adviser: Marek Wieczorek
Thesis: Gustave Caillebotte's Investment in Modernism: A Catalogue of Avant-Garde Strategies

Summer 2011

Holly Rubalcava, MA
Adviser: Cynthea Bogel
Thesis: Dual Identities and Changing Contexts: The Past and Present of the Gohozenshin Statue at Miidera