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Study and Research Courses in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Independent Study in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

All Independent Study courses have a prefix in your department and a 391 number

Proposal Process:

1. Students should verify that they are eligible (TCNJ GPA of 2.5 and at least 12 earned units (4 must be TCNJ units)). Students cannot enroll in more than 1.5 units of independent study in a given semester.

2. Students interested in completing an independent study course for academic credit need to work with a faculty sponsor to write a course proposal that contains:

  • -A detailed project description and deliverables
  • -The anticipated time necessary for each course deliverable
  • -A description of prior coursework and/or other experience that prepared the student for the proposed work
  • -The frequency and duration of meetings with the faculty sponsor
  • -Project milestones completion dates, where applicable
  • -The methods by which the student’s work will be evaluated (e.g., paper, performance, presentation)

[Requirements quoted from TCNJ Alternative Undergraduate Course types policy (May 6, 2019): Section 2.c]

3. Upload the course proposal into the HSS Independent Study/Research Proposal System (see link below)

You must get approval emails from your department prior to uploading forms into the system.

Associate Dean Grimm will sign AFTER you have submitted your paperwork.

COVID-19 Update: We will not be using the R&R Enrollment form for independent courses. As part of the process of submitting enrollment paperwork, you will be uploading email evidence of approval by your Faculty Sponsor and Department Chair (if applicable). Associate Dean Grimm will sign as the Dean after reviewing your course materials and will send your course information directly to Records & Registration for enrollment.

Please submit early to avoid missing registration deadlines (found here: https://hss.tcnj.edu/resources/current-students/forms/). You will get an e-mail from the Dean’s Office when your paperwork is submitted to Records & Registration.

HSS Independent Study/Research Proposal System for Summer and Fall 2022


Independent Research/Thesis/Project in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Course numbers are as follows:

  1. 393 is for independent research and 493 is for senior independent research
  2. 494 is reserved for non-thesis work that is part of the College-wide honors program
  3. Honors thesis numbers are 396 and 495, 496, or 497

Proposal Process:

1. Students should verify that they are eligible (TCNJ GPA of 3.0 and at least 12 earned units (4 must be TCNJ units)). Students cannot enroll in more than 1.5 units of independent research in a given semester.

2. Students interested in completing an independent research course for academic credit need to work with a faculty sponsor to write a course proposal that contains: “Research objectives and the techniques expected to be employed in the research work.” [Requirements quoted from TCNJ Alternative Undergraduate Course types policy (May 6, 2019): Section 2.c]

3. Upload the course proposal into the HSS Independent Study/Research Proposal System (see link below)

You must get approval emails from your department prior to uploading forms into the system.

Associate Dean Grimm will sign AFTER you have submitted your paperwork.

COVID-19 Update: We will not be using the R&R Enrollment form for independent courses. As part of the process of submitting enrollment paperwork, you will be uploading email evidence of approval by your Faculty Sponsor and Department Chair (if applicable). Associate Dean Grimm will sign as the Dean after reviewing your course materials and will send your course information directly to Records & Registration for enrollment.

Please submit early to avoid missing registration deadlines (found here: https://hss.tcnj.edu/resources/current-students/forms/). You will get an e-mail from the Dean’s Office when your paperwork is submitted to Records & Registration.

HSS Independent Study/Research Proposal System for Summer and Fall 2022

 

Contact

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Sciences Building, Room 302
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628

609.771.3434
hss@tcnj.edu

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