SSCI 480 Independent Study in Social Science

This course is provided for social science majors in their final year before graduation. The aim of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to explore a selected area in depth. The form of the study is flexible. It will involve a substantial literature review and may involve empirical data collection. The students will work under close direction with a supervisor who has demonstrated expertise in the selected topic. Students are expected to meet regularly with their supervisor. The students will submit written final reports and will offer a seminar on the topic of their study. The course can be completed in one or two semesters.