Master of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) 750

Foundational Reading Course (Revision 1)

Delivery Mode: Individualized-Study

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MAIS 601 and MAIS 602, and permission of the Program Director for Interdisciplinary Studies. A copy of the learning contract must be filed with the MAIS Program Office.

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Program: Master of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies

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**Note: Students in Group Study courses are advised that this syllabus may vary in key details in each instance of the course. Always refer to the Moodle site for the most up-to-date details on texts, assignment structure, and grading.**


Individual students or small groups may conduct readings under a faculty member's supervision in one or two selected areas.

Students are encouraged to select a faculty supervisor from the MA-IS faculty list, approach that faculty member, and ask for assistance in pursuing the topic in which the student is interested. Each name in the MA-IS faculty list is hyperlinked to a page indicating that faculty member’s specific academic expertise and supervisory interests. Students wishing to then enroll in a directed reading course must submit a detailed learning contract (approved by the faculty supervisor) to the Director of the graduate program in Interdisciplinary Studies. A typical learning contract should include a detailed plan stating the work to be carried out by the student; intended outcomes; a description of the role of the faculty member; and a plan for assessing the work undertaken.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 1, September 1, 2001.