The Humanities manuscript begins with a Title page, followed by a blank page (also known as the copyright page), and then the Abstract page, on which appears a summary of the whole thesis.
In the following order - and on separate pages - there appear:
- Title page
- blank page
- Frontispiece (optional)
- Author’s Biographical sketch (optional)
- Dedication (optional)
- Acknowledgments (optional)
- Table of Contents
- List of Tables (as needed)
- List of Figures (as needed)
Body of the Thesis
The Humanities thesis is composed of Chapters.
- Chapter 1 is usually an Introduction
- Chapter 2 is often comprised of background information from the Background section of your proposal. Exactly how many chapters you will have depends on your topic and your Thesis Director’s input
- The final chapter is typically your Conclusion
Like front matter, materials at the close of the thesis have a special format and sequence.
They appear in the following order and begin on separate pages:
- Appendices or Supplements
- Bibliography or References
- Index (optional)