The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

SSC 401: Individual Study in the Social Sciences

Prerequisite: Admission to the major, SSC 300, SSC 301, and permission of instructor and program director.

Directed program of reading and/or research in the Social Sciences. Available to majors upon recommendation of an instructor and approval of the program director. Credits can be used to fulfill either "distribution" or "area of emphasis" requirements.

The Individual Study option is made available to students who have an interest in studying a particular topic, related to the social sciences, that is not currently represented in the BLS Social Sciences curriculum. Variable credit can be awarded based upon depth of study, amount or difficulty of reading, and complexity of gradable assignments.

Student submits a formal plan of study and time-line for completion of assignments, developed in cooperation with the overseeing faculty member, to be approved by the program director and kept on file in the program office. Failure to complete an Individual Study, or to formally withdraw from it prior to the withdrawal deadline, will result in a failing grade for the number of contracted credits.

BLS Program Notes

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Summer 2015 Class Dates
Summer 10-Week (POT 1)
• 14 May: Session Begins
• 20 May: Add/Drop Ends
• 17 Jun: W Deadline !!!
• 24 Jul: Session Ends
BLS Session 1 (POT 7)
• 11 May: Session Begins
• 12 May: Add/Drop Ends
• 29 May: W Deadline !!!
• 19 Jun: Session Ends
5-Week Session 1 (POT 2)
• 14 May: Session Begins
• 15 May: Add/Drop Ends
• 01 Jun: W Deadline !!!
• 17 Jun: Session Ends
5-Week Session 2 (POT 3)
• 18 Jun: Session Begins
• 19 Jun: Add/Drop Ends
• 09 Jul: W Deadline !!!
• 24 Jul: Session Ends
BLS Session 2 (POT 8)
• 22 Jun: Session Begins
• 23 Jun: Add/Drop Ends
• 14 Jul: W Deadline !!!
• 03 Aug: Session Ends

BLS Student Portfolio
Keep copies of your major BLS assignments. You can keep them in your iSpartan drive as long as you are active at UNCG, but also keep them in at least one more location (e.g., your own Google drive, your own computer, or on a thumb drive). You will use them when you compile your Senior Portfolio for the BLS Program.

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