Student-Originated Studies: Social Sciences, History, Multiculturalism/Diversity

Winter 2016 quarter

Taught by

education, history, political economy

This Student-Originated Studies program is an opportunity for students to do intermediate to advanced work in topics in the social sciences and history. Students will work in small groups or independently on their own in-depth projects or areas of study and may include an internship component if the student has already researched and started the process to get approval from an outside agency with an identified supervisor. Priority is given to students who want to learn about diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. The format of this program includes weekly meetings to discuss particular assignments and updates on student work.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

social sciences, history, law, and education.

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day

Advertised schedule: Meeting schedules created in collaboration with the faculty.


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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning

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Special Expenses

Students may have extra expenses that they take upon themselves if they are involved in travel or an internship at another location.

Internship Possibilities

An internship component is possible if (1) related to theme of this student originated studies program and (2) the student has already researched and started the process to get approval from an outside agency with an identified supervisor.  Students pursuing this option must complete an In-program Internship Learning Contract (designed for this program) in consultation with the faculty and Academic Advising.

Registration Information

Credits: 16 (Winter)

Class standing: Sophomore–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


Signature Required

Students must (a) create a 1-2 paragraph description of the proposed project and (b) develop a weekly outline of what they intend to accomplish for each of the 10 weeks during the quarter. Students should contact the faculty before Winter 2016. The best time to contact the faculty is at the Academic Fair during the Fall 2015 or via email to set up an appointment.

Course Reference Number

So - Sr (16 credits): 20144

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