Senior Individualized Project

Please note:  This page is being updated and more information about a SIP in CES will be forthcoming at the end of winter quarter 2020.

While the College requires a SIP to graduate, Critical Ethnic Studies does not require a Senior Individualized Project for the Major. 

If you are interested in proposing a Critical Ethnic Studies SIP you must do the following:

  1. Submit a full proposal (see below) of your intended project to the Critical Ethnic Studies Program Director, Dr. Amelia Katanski, by Week 3 of the Spring quarter.
  2. The faculty will convene and discuss each proposal.  Students will be notified if their SIP will be taken on by CES, and which Professor they will be working with by week 5.

NB:  Each faculty member will supervise the SIP according to their own guidelines.  These will be specified in a response to the SIP proposal.

Each proposal should contain the following information:

  1. Exactly what you intend to accomplish in your SIP, your project topic, research question and goals.
  2. Which theoretical framework you intend to employ.
  3. The methodology you intend to engage.
  4. The breadth, scope, and form of your final project.
  5. A sketch of your work plan to accomplish stated project goals.

NB:  Your work in the SIP should reflect mastery of core CES coursework.  The SIP should also reflect the founding principles of Ethnic Studies: self-determination; solidarity among American racial minorities; educational relevance and an interdisciplinary approach.