The project, which may take many forms, draws on and extends knowledge, skills of analysis, and creative achievement developed through previous academic work. The student initiates the project, identifies an area to be explored, and proposes a method of inquiry appropriate to the topic. The project should include a reflection on the social context, the body of literature, or the conceptual framework to which it is a contribution. It must be shared with the College community through posters, presentations, or other means. The project may be within this discipline, across disciplines, or in an established cross-disciplinary studies option. The project is supervised by a faculty mentor. Prerequisite: Approval of faculty mentor and department chair of the student’s major(s). Consult faculty mentor for project guidelines. Students are strongly urged to complete SOCI 350 (Sociological Theory) and SOCI 385 (Research Methods) before beginning their projects.
2016-2017 Course Catalog / Courses / St. Mary’s Project