Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS)
300 Understanding Multidisciplinary Studies (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Open only to pre-BIS students and BIS majors. Focuses on literature and issues relevant to interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies and the BIS program. Students explore selected topics, develop and gather feedback on individualized concentration proposals, and review BIS issues and program requirements.
390 The Research Process (3:3:0). Prerequisite: BIS 300. Open only to pre-BIS students and BIS majors. Focuses on the skills needed to develop a research topic, find and organize relevant information, examine and critique evidence, establish criteria, and create a plan to complete a senior project
489 Directed Readings and Research (1-3:0:0). Prerequisite: Open only to pre-BIS students and BIS majors. Individualized sections by arrangement. Readings and research on a topic directly relevant to the student's core concentration. Guided by an instructor with expertise in the topic. Topics must be approved by the instructor and BIS director prior to enrollment.
490 Senior Project (3:0:0). Prerequisite: BIS 390; corequisite: BIS 491. Open only to BIS majors. Individualized sections by arrangement. Capstone course in the BIS core concentration. Project, thesis, or internship on a topic directly relevant to the student's concentration. Guided by the student's faculty advisor. Topics must be approved by the faculty advisor committee member, and the BIS director prior to enrollment. A grade of C or better is required to graduate with a BIS degree.
491 Senior Project Presentation (1:1:0). Prerequisite: BIS 390; corequisite: BIS 490. Open only to BIS majors. Focuses on the preparation and delivery of a formal presentation of the student's BIS 490 project. Includes a review of basic presentation techniques.