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Senior Individualized Project

Critical Ethnic Studies does not require a Senior Individualized Project.

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 one of the Critical Ethnic Studies Faculty by Week 7 of Spring.
  2. Recieve written confirmation from that faculty member that they have received your proposal.

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.