Advanced Study Options
Patti McGill Peterson Center for International and Intercultural Studies
Students who are majoring or minoring in fine arts, history, government, sociology or economics may apply to take the 200-level course offering as an upper-level course (one more likely to count toward the major/minor). Using the "advanced study option," students take the 200-level course but also have an independent tutorial with the professor, culminating in a research paper which substitutes for some of the 200-level assignments. Research topics typically provide students with the opportunity to make use of unique resources in London.
Please note: the 300-level English course will not count toward the English major, but credit will be granted toward graduation.
To apply, students must begin, before leaving campus, by getting the Advanced Study Option form from CIIS. The student then consults with the appropriate department chair. After that conversation, the chair will complete and sign the form, which should be returned to CIIS. Upon arrival in London, the student applies to the course professor; the nature of the research project is determined once the student has been accepted. Students are advised to take only one advanced option course.