Information for SIAT undergraduate students looking to do a directed study.
What is a directed study?
A directed study is a one-term project which you are 'directed' by an instructor. This direction involves regular meetings, deliverables, and progress on the agreed upon project. You are expected to be self-motivated and to take initiative. Coming with ideas of what you want to do for a directed study is required.
There are some things that do not work as directed studies. Please avoid the following:
- Projects very similar to an existing course
- A project without a research component
- Purely technical knowledge development (i.e. getting better at Photoshop)
The application process
3 months before the term starts, email Andrew to confirm interest and availability. Please provide a copy of your unofficial transcript for review.
2 months before, an initial draft of the directed studies form is due. We start reviewing and revising the proposal.
1 month before, the directed studies form revisions should be completed. Both student and faculty sign the form, and the faculty member submits it to the department.
For Summer 2021, I will be unavailable for directed studies.
For Fall 2021, I will have one opening for directed studies.