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

Winter 2018 quarter

Taught by

  • UG

This Student-Originated Studies (SOS) program is an opportunity for students to do intermediate to advanced work in the social sciences and history, especially topics in diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. Students will work in small groups or independently on 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. The format of this program includes weekly meetings to discuss particular assignments and updates on student work. Each student will engage in weekly academic writing assignments based on the individual student's self-determined reading list, with technical assistance from the faculty.

Students should anticipate meetings Weeks 1–4 and 6–9 with their peers and faculty to report on their studies and to receive critical feedback and recommendations for further study. Students will need to be available for individual conferences with the faculty during Weeks 5 and 10. Students will upload assignments on a weekly basis that indicate academic progress toward a final project. The final project must be uploaded during Week 10. Prior to their final evaluation conference with the faculty, students must upload a self-evaluation of their learning.

An in-program internship is possible if (1) it is related to the theme of this student-originated studies program, (2) the student has already researched and started the process to get approval from an outside agency with an identified supervisor, and (3) an academic component is included (see above). Students pursuing this option must complete an in-program internship learning contract in consultation with the faculty and Academic Advising.

Internship Opportunities

An in-program internship is possible if (1) it is related to theme of this student-originated studies program, (2) the student has already researched and started the process to get approval from an outside agency with an identified supervisor, and (3) an academic component is included (see SOS description). Students pursuing this option must complete an in-program internship learning contract in consultation with the faculty and Academic Advising. Please go to Individual Study for more information.

Program Details

Fields of Study

history political economy sociology

Preparatory For

social sciences, history, and education

Quarters

Winter Signature

Location and Schedule

Campus Location

Olympia

Time Offered

Day

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning