Individualized Study
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Bachelor of Individualized Study Spring 2018

Undergraduate

300-Level Courses in BIS

BIS 300: Understanding Interdisciplinary Studies (3 Credits)

Focuses on literature and issues relevant to interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies and the BIS program. Students explore selected topics, develop and gather feedback on individualized concentration proposals, and review BIS program requirements. Notes: Open only to pre-BIS students and BIS majors. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Individualized Study or Undeclared.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

BIS 390: The Research Process (3 Credits)

Focuses on skills to develop a research project, find and organize relevant information, examine and critique evidence, establish criteria, and create plan to complete senior project. Notes: Open only to pre-BIS students and BIS majors. Students cannot receive credit for both BIS 390 and 391. Equivalent to BIS 391.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: BIS 300 and grade of 2.0 or above in ENGL 302/ENGH 302.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Individualized Study.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Kurt C Lazaroff — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM F
  • Section 001 — Kurt C Lazaroff — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M — Robinson A243

400-Level Courses in BIS

BIS 490: RS: Senior Project (3 Credits)

Project or thesis on a topic directly relevant to student's concentration. Guided by student's faculty advisor and 490 instructor. Notes: Open only to BIS majors. Individualized sections for BIS honors. Capstone course in BIS core concentration. Research proposals must be approved by faculty mentor, executive committee, and BIS director prior to enrollment. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Recommended Prerequisite: BIS 390.
Recommended Corequisite: BIS 491.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the BIS Individualized Study program.

Schedule Type: Independent Study

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

BIS 491: Senior Project Presentation (1 credit. Credits)

Focuses on preparation and delivery of a formal presentation of student's BIS 490 project. Includes review of basic presentation techniques. Notes: Open only to BIS majors. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Research Associated
Recommended Prerequisite: BIS 390.
Recommended Corequisite: BIS 490.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Individualized Study.

Enrollment limited to students in the BIS Individualized Study program.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Richard D. Christ — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Innovation Hall 211
  • Section 003 — Richard D. Christ — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W — Research Hall 202
  • Section 002 — Richard D. Christ — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Innovation Hall 338