Individualized Studies (INDS)


INDS 3800. Individualized Studies Seminar. 3 Hours.

During the concurrent, tandem course of the INDS 3800 Seminar and the INDS 3805 Lab , the assignments cumulatively build toward the final Individualized Academic Plan (IAP) by requiring students to design, implement,evaluate, and modify their individualized major curriculum proposals within thematic concentrations repeatedly, until their professional and personal goals mesh with their own proposed learning outcomes and the general learning outcomes of the Individualized Studies degree, including the four core fluencies of (1) baccalaureate-level written composition skills, (2) basic competency in statistical comprehension, (3) capable public presentation, and (4) collaborative problem solving. Prerequisite: 60 semester credits or an Associate's degree. Corequisite: INDS 3805. FA, SP.

INDS 3805. Individualized Studies Lab. 1 Hour.

While assignments in INDS 3800 will engage students in a continuous process of self-assessment and plan-building, the INDS 3805 Lab, on the other hand, will provide a scaffolding for student advisement. Students will work, through face-to-face individual meetings with a senior interdisciplinary adviser, deeply familiar with the curricula of departments around DSU, to refine and render technically compliant their IAPs. Corequisite: INDS 3800. FA, SP.

INDS 4700. Individualized Studies Portfolio. 3 Hours.

Serves as the summative capstone course for students who have been accepted into the Individualized Studies program and are in their final semester of coursework before receiving a Bachelor of Individualized Studies degree. Students will represent prior and on-going learning as well as life experience in the form of an electronic portfolio. The content of the e-portfolio will consist of evidence of competency in the learning outcomes that students craft for their Individualized Academic Plans (IAPs) during the INDS 3800/3805 course and lab. Additionally, students will complete professional documents, such as resumes and cover letters, that will aid them in pursuit of their post-graduate goals. This course guides them through the process of preparing their portfolio. Prerequisite: INDS 3800 and INDS 3805 (Grade C or higher); Instructor permission required. FA, SP.