Directed Studies

Third- and fourth-year students who would like the opportunity to work closely with a faculty member on topics of shared interest should consider completing a directed studies course. The final product of this course is a polished paper which the student can use in their applications to graduate schools or jobs in the labour market. Directed studies involve reading in a topic area and/or conducting a piece of original research under the supervision of a full-time Sociology faculty member. Students who wish to register for a directed studies course should submit the appropriate application form to the Undergraduate Office ( or Room 2108 in the ANSO building) by the end of the first week of the term at the very latest. Please note that directed studies are not offered in the summer.

Department Policy:

  •  A student cannot complete more than 6 credits of directed studies courses for their degree, this includes Student Directed Studies.
  • Student Directed Seminars cannot be repeated, you may only take it once despite the topic each year.