GHL Thesis Guidlines - University of Houston
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The Senior Honors Thesis in global hospitality leadership is typically envisioned and executed entirely as a written piece of work. This kind of thesis might resemble a long research paper in form, but it is different than a class paper. It tackles a problem that others have not yet addressed adequately, or it approaches the problem from a new angle. Research into what others have said and done is the essential first step, but your thesis should go beyond prior work to include your own insights and critical thinking. You should have an acquaintance with the relevant scholarship and display originality in the formulation of your arguments. Typically, such a thesis will run 50-75 pages.

A senior honors thesis must demonstrate:

  • Substantial research-based argumentation (with all the accompanying effective incorporation, analysis, and synthesis and citation of sources)
  • Quality organization and prose
  • Professional formatting

Deadlines and Procedures

Formatting information, the thesis defense form, and directions for submitting the final approved thesis to the Honors College can be found on the Defense and Graduation page. Students should email GHL Senior Honors Thesis Representative Jeremy Dafoe for an appointment during the semester they are defending the thesis.

Senior Honors Thesis Representatives