Academics

SSC 401: Individual Study in the Social Sciences

Prerequisite: Admission to the major, SSC 300, SSC 301, and permission of instructor and program director.

Directed program of reading and/or research in the Social Sciences. Available to majors upon recommendation of an instructor and approval of the program director. Credits can be used to fulfill either “distribution” or “area of emphasis” requirements.

The Individual Study option is made available to students who have an interest in studying a particular topic, related to the social sciences, that is not currently represented in the BLS Social Sciences curriculum. Variable credit can be awarded based upon depth of study, amount or difficulty of reading, and complexity of gradable assignments.

Student submits a formal plan of study and time-line for completion of assignments, developed in cooperation with the overseeing faculty member, to be approved by the program director and kept on file in the program office. Failure to complete an Individual Study, or to formally withdraw from it prior to the withdrawal deadline, will result in a failing grade for the number of contracted credits.

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