DMST 199/299/399/499. Independent Study (1-4E)
This course consists of an independent creative or research project designed by the student and supervised by a democracy studies faculty member. The nature of the project, the schedule for accomplishment and the means of evaluation must be formalized in a learning contract prior to registration.
DMST 398/498. Off-Campus Internship (4-16E)
A variety of off-campus experiential learning opportunities can be arranged through the Career Development Center. The off-campus internship is a individually designed experience that allows the student to explore the relationships between learning in the classroom and the practical application of knowledge in everyday work situations. Prerequisites: admission to the internship program and approval of the democracy studies coordinator. Credit/no credit grading.
DMST 490. Seminar in Civic Engagement (2)
This course will provide students with an overview of the major issues of democratization. This two-credit course represents the capstone class for the minor in democracy studies. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
DMST 493/494. St. Mary’s Project in Democracy Studies (1-8E)
This project, which takes many forms, draws on and extends knowledge and 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, presentation or other means. This course is repeatable up to eight credit hours. Pre- or co-requisite: Approval of faculty mentor, democracy studies coordinator and the department chair(s) of the student’s major.