Your Bachelor’s thesis is a “proof of competence.” It is where you showcase your skills in your chosen area of Linguistics. The Bachelor’s thesis allows you to share the competences and knowledge that you have acquired over the three years of your degree programme.
Your thesis is usually linked to a level 3 course and the paper's contents are relevant to one of the Linguistics specialisation clusters. The Capstone Course is a mandatory preparation for the thesis: you identify your subject, find a supervisor, and write a research proposal.
A final paper is an individual study performance. When writing, you will also be individually supervised by a lecturer from the programme. You can choose your own supervisor from the list in the Blackboard Community. It is best to choose someone who has an affinity with the intended subject of your thesis. If you are taking two bachelor's programmes, you must write a separate thesis for both programmes. A combination is not possible.
If you don't know who to ask as a supervisor, you can ask for advice from the final thesis coordinator: Joost Zwarts. He plays an advisory and supervisory role. He can help you find a suitable subject and a suitable supervisor, and is also available for help and advice on substantive and process issues.