Requirements for your proposal (see this outline for how to structure it):
- Due on the last day of class.
- 6-10 pages including bibliography (recommended length for bibliography: 2 pages).
- Thesis statement (which can certainly change).
- Schedule with deadlines.
- Some kind of section (2 pages minimum) in which you discuss the primary and secondary sources you will use and your main ideas.
Some websites with information about writing a thesis proposal. (Note that some sites discuss writing a proposal for a project in the sciences; proposals for topics in the humanities and the social sciences may and will differ.)
How to write a thesis proposal (environmental sciences)
Senior thesis proposal guidelines (social sciences)
Senior thesis information (with information about a number of academic disciplines/majors)
Brief guidelines for a senior thesis proposal (humanities)