The directed reading program (DRP) pairs motivated undergraduates with graduate students to learn a topic together. Please see below for a list of sample and past courses and their descriptions. Undergraduates with questions about the program or suggestions for future topics should email me, as should graduate students interested in mentoring.
Program description and sample topics
How to apply: Interested undergraduates will fill out a short application form, to be made available in January. It will be due on Wednesday, January 18 at 5:00PM ET. When applying, you will propose a topic you would like to study; see the sample topics above for inspiration, but do not feel limited by them! Applicants will be notified of a decision shortly thereafter and registered in advance of the add/drop/swap deadline. If you have questions, please reach out by email!
Credit and expectations: course credit will be offered to participating undergraduates, in the form of a 1-credit directed study course! The grading basis for this course is S/U. To obtain a satisfactory grade, participating students are expected to engage with the selected text independently, meet weekly with their mentor to discuss the material, and give a short presentation to their peers at the end of the semester.
The DRP is currently organized by graduate students Alex Dunbar, Chris Keyes, and Shilpi Mandal, with faculty advisor David Borthwick. If you are interested in joining the committee, please reach out!