Graduate Liberal Studies Program

Student Projects and Final Project Defenses

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Final Project Defenses

Spring 2016

Congratulations to all!

Completed

Michael Arkinson successfully defended his final project titled "Soul Searching"at 12:30 pm, Friday, April 15, 2016 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room).

Susan Smyer successfully defended her final project titled "We Were Soldiers, Too: Agent Orange and Its Affects on American Female Soldiers in Vietnam, 1962 - 1972"at 1 pm, Friday, April 22, 2016 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room).

Renee Smith successfully defended final project titled "All Tomorrow's Parties"at 1 pm, Sunday, April 24, 2016 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Renee and her committee attended remotely via WebEx.

Steven Rhodes successfully defended his final project titled "4 to 1 Basketball Blog - The Mental Side of Coaching" at 10 am, Monday, April 25, 2016 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room).

Shannon McAniff-Brodeur successfully defended her final project titled "Developing My Own Personal Sustainability: What Does Sustainability Mean to Me?"at 1 pm, Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room).

LaTasha Jones successfully defended her final project titled "Rise Up People! The Impact of Facebook and Twitter on the Black Lives Matter Movement" at 11 am Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room).


Final Project Deadlines

Spring 2017

  • Thursday, October 20, 2016 - MALS Final Project Workshop: Randall Library 2005, 6-8pm (NOTE: Those who plan on taking GLS 598 MUST attend. Those who plan on taking GLS 600 MUST attend the workshop again.)
  • Monday, January 9, 2017 (first day of classes) -- Students completing their final project in Spring 2017 must advise the GLS Program Assistant (gentryrc AT uncw DOT edu) and GLS Assistant Director (hudsona AT uncw DOT edu) the names of their committee.
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017 -- Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to final project directors for Spring 2017 graduates
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017 -- Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to Program Director for Spring 2017 graduates
  • Monday, March 13, 2017 -- Due date for submission of first draft of GLS 598 final projects to final project directors for Spring 2017 graduates.
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -- Students/director ensure that formatting of the Spring 2017 final project review copy meets the formatting requirements of the MALS Final Project Formatting Requirements Manual.
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -- Due date for submission of final project review copy of the final project (including title page signed by committee members) to the GLS Program Director
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017-- Last day to defend GLS 598 final projects for Spring 2017 graduates
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -- Last day for submission, by project directors and readers, of the Spring 2017 GLS Assessment Forms to the GLS Director.

Fall 2016

  • April 2016 -- MALS Final Project Workshop - Time/Date/Location TBA
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 (first day of classes) -- New - Students completing their final project in Fall 2016 must advise GLS Program Assistant (campbellp AT uncw DOT edu) or GLS Assistant Director (hudsona AT uncw DOT edu) the names of their committee.
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2016 -- Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to final project directors for Fall 2016 graduates
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2016 -- Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to Program Director for Fall 2016 graduates
  • Monday, October 3, 2016 -- Due date for submission of first draft of GLS 598 final projects to final project directors for Fall 2016 graduates
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016 -- New -- Students/director ensure that formatting of the Fall 2016 final project review copy meets the formatting requirements of the MALS Final Project Formatting Requirements Manual.
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016 -- Due date for submission of final project review copy of the final project (including title page signed by committee members) to the GLS Program Director).
  • Thursday, December 1, 2016 (Reading Day) -- Last day to defend GLS 598 final projects for Fall 2016 graduates
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -- Last day for submission, by project directors and readers, of the Fall 2016 GLS Assessment Forms to the GLS Director

Summer 2016

GLS 598, Final Project in Liberal Studies, will not be offered in the summer sessions. Past experience has shown that timely completion of a final project is problematic if the process is started in a summer session.

Continuation of past work will, however, be permitted. If your unofficial transcript shows an "S" (satisfactory progress) for GLS 598 and you have completed and submitted a signed and approved project proposal in a past semester, you will be permitted to continue your work in the summer.

To do so, you must seek approval for summer work from both your project committee and the GLS Program Director. Approval from your project committee is especially important as many committee members may not be available (or even in town) during the summer.

Once these approvals have been obtained and registration has opened for Summer II for you, use the appropriate GLS 600 form found on the Graduate School's "Graduate Student Registration Forms" web page. There are two GLS 600 forms, one for 3 and less past usages of GRC 600 and one for 4 or more past usages. The form for "3 or less" should be automatically submitted to the Graduate School Office when you click on "Done." Note: The "3 or less" form may not be available when registration for the semester/session of interest is closed. If your system has problems sending the form, contact the Graduate School at 910.962.7303 for assistance.

Note: The forms may permit you to register for GLS 600 in the summer I session. Do not register in GLS 600 in summer I; all summer work on GLS final projects using GLS 600 should be done with a registration in summer II.

See the below schedule for the upcoming summer II 2015 deadlines:

  • Monday, May 16, 2016 -- New -- Students completing their final project in Summer 2016 must advise GLS Program Assistant (campbellp AT uncw DOT edu) or GLS Assistant Director (hudsona AT uncw DOT edu) the names of their committee.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 -- New -- Students/director ensure that formatting of the Summer 2016 final project review copy meets the formatting requirements of the MALS Final Project Formatting Requirements Manual.
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 -- Last day for submission of the Summer 2016 final project review copy of the final project (includes title page signed by committee members) to the GLS Director.
  • Thursday, July 21, 2016 (Final Exam Day) -- Last day to defend MALS final projects for Summer 2016 graduates
  • Monday, July 25, 2016 -- Last day for submission, by the project director and reader, of the Summer 2016 GLS Assessment Forms to the GLS Director.

Spring 2016

  • Monday, November 16, 2015 - MALS Final Project Workshop scheduled 6 - 8 pm; Location: Randall Library, Room 2005
  • Monday, January 11, 2016 (first day of classes) -- Students completing their final project in Spring 2016 must advise GLS Program Assistant (campbellp AT uncw DOT edu) or GLS Assistant Director (hudsona AT uncw DOT edu) the names of their committee.
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 -- Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to final project directors for Spring 2016 graduates
  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016 -- Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to Program Director for Spring 2016 graduates
  • Friday, March 11, 2016 -- Due date for submission of first draft of GLS 598 final projects to final project directors for Spring 2016 graduates.
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016 -- Students/director ensure that formatting of the Spring 2016 final project review copy meets the formatting requirements of the MALS Final Project Formatting Requirements Manual.
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2016 -- Due date for submission of final project review copy of the final project (including title page signed by committee members) to the GLS Program Director
  • Thursday, April 28, 2016-- Last day to defend GLS 598 final projects for Spring 2016 graduates
  • Monday, May 2, 2016 -- Last day for submission, by project directors and readers, of the Spring 2016 GLS Assessment Forms to the GLS Director.

Fall 2015

  • Monday, April 6, 2015 -- MALS Final Project Workshop scheduled 6 - 8:30 pm in Randall Library, Room 2005.
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015 -- New - Students completing their final project in Fall 2015 must advise GLS Program Assistant (campbellp AT uncw DOT edu) or GLS Assistant Director (hudsona AT uncw DOT edu) the names of their committee.
  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015 -- Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to final project directors for Fall 2015 graduates
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2015 -- Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to Program Director for Fall 2015 graduates
  • Monday, October 5, 2015 -- Due date for submission of first draft of GLS 598 final projects to final project directors for Fall 2015 graduates
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2015 -- New -- Students/director ensure that formatting of the Fall 2015 final project review copy meets the formatting requirements of the MALS Final Project Formatting Requirements Manual.
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015 -- Due date for submission of final project review copy of the final project (including title page signed by committee members) to the GLS Program Director).
  • Thursday, December 3, 2015 (Reading Day) -- Last day to defend GLS 598 final projects for Fall 2015 graduates
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015 -- Last day for submission, by project directors and readers, of the Fall 2015 GLS Assessment Forms to the GLS Director

Past Defenses

To view the 2015 final project defenses, click here.
To view the 2014 final project defenses, click here.
To view the 2013 final project defenses, click here.
To view the 2012 final project defenses, click here.
To view the 2011 final project defenses, click here.
To view the 2010 final project defenses, click here.
To view the 2009 final project defenses, click here.
To view the 2008 final project defenses, click here.
To view the 2007 final project defenses, click here.
To view the 2006 final project defenses, click here.
To view the 2005 final project defenses, click here.
To view the Fall 2004 final project defenses, click here.
To view the Summer 2004 final project defense, click here.

Last Update: September 19th, 2016