Individually-tailored study and research credit hours provide an opportunity to pursue in-depth study in specialized areas of interest to you, conduct thesis or dissertation research, or prepare for exams.
A couple of things to keep in mind:
- You will need to work with your faculty supervisor to establish a plan of study (examples are available below).
- The credit hours should reflect the amount of work you plan to do. The Graduate School recommends 3 hours effort per week per credit hour.
- SOC 600/700/800 courses are graded CR/NC
- A full course load during the academic year is 10 credits, during summer 2 credits
- SOC 600 is typically 3 credits or less.
Complete the SOC 600/700/800 Registration Form before the beginning of the quarter to avoid late fees. This requires developing a brief plan of study to include:
- course description
- meeting schedule
- learning goals/purpose of course
- expected outcomes/product,
- course structure and learning resources to be used
- method of evaluation