Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Writing a Prospectus in the Humanities Student Panel


Graduate & Professional Students

Event Time 

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location of Event: 

Poorvu Center, 301 York street, Room 121

Event Description 

In this workshop, you will learn about the basic structure of a humanities dissertation prospectus. We will discuss, in particular, how to write the introduction, literature review, methodology summary, chapter summary, timeline, and bibliography. We will also hear the experiences and advice of PhD candidates who have successfully written and defended prospectuses at Yale. 

Intended Audience: This event is aimed specifically towards students in the humanities, but some of the information may be applicable to social scientists and professional students as well.