Like all Wooster students, International Relations majors complete Independent Study projects in collaboration with mentors. After completing the quantitative methods course required by the home department and off-campus study, students develop research plans for the Senior Independent Study. Faculty members then supervise these projects, working one-on-one with students to review existing scholarship, identify a new avenue of research, collect and analyze data, and provide fresh perspectives on important questions in international affairs.
The Independent Study experience can be incredibly rewarding and provides valuable skills for a lifelong educational journey. Below is a sample of an Independent Study theses that can be downloaded in PDF form:
Search the I.S. database for additional International Relations I.S. Titles.