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.