A dissertation or thesis is a document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree or professional qualification presenting the author's research and findings. In some countries/universities, the word "thesis" or a cognate is used as part of a bachelor's or master's course, while "dissertation" is normally applied to a doctorate, while in others, the reverse is true.

The word dissertation can at times be used to describe a treatise without relation to obtaining an academic degree. The term thesis is also used to refer to the general claim of an essay or similar work.

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Christian Gerlach
... stirred intense debate among Holocaust historians with his thesis surrounding December 12, 1941 as the date on which Adolf Hitler made the decision to annihilate ... in national socialist war crimes However, Gerlach's thesis was severely criticized by a number of scholars, among them Peter Hoffmann from McGill University and ... Hence, Orbach concludes that Gerlach's thesis on the German resistance is highly unreliable ...
Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis
... The triad thesis, antithesis, synthesis is often used to describe the thought of German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ... The triad is usually described in the following way The thesis is an intellectual proposition ... The antithesis is simply the negation of the thesis, a reaction to the proposition ...
San Diego State University Shooting - Perpetrator and Motives
... He was to defend his master's thesis in front of his graduate advisor, Assistant Professor Chen Liang, 32, and two other faculty members, Associate Professors Constantinos Lyrintzis, 36, and O ... plans for the shooting by slipping into the room where he was to defend his thesis at 1000 a.m ... Davidson's thesis had been rejected once already, and he may have believed that the faculty would reject his thesis again ...
Marjan Mashkour - Thesis
... PhD Thesis (2001, University of Paris I-Sorbonne) "Chasse et élevage du Néolithique à l’Âge du Fer dans la plaine de Qazvin (Iran) ...
Stefano Gualeni - Background
... at the Politecnico di Milano with a theoretical thesis on the possible application of reverse archaeoastronomy as a design model for postmodern architecture ... His final thesis was developed in Mexico supported by ITESM (Tec de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de Mexico) ... In his thesis, he proposed an analytical model for digital aesthetics and game studies based on Martin Heidegger's work in the fields of aesthetics and metaphysics ...

Famous quotes containing the word thesis:

    The average Ph.D. thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another.
    J. Frank Dobie (1888–1964)

    Some have said that the thesis [of indeterminacy] is a consequence of my behaviorism. Some have said that it is a reductio ad absurdum of my behaviorism. I disagree with this second point, but I agree with the first. I hold further that the behaviorism approach is mandatory. In psychology one may or may not be a behaviorist, but in linguistics one has no choice.
    Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)

    General scepticism is the live mental attitude of refusing to conclude. It is a permanent torpor of the will, renewing itself in detail towards each successive thesis that offers, and you can no more kill it off by logic than you can kill off obstinacy or practical joking.
    William James (1842–1910)