Independent

Independent Track

 

The Independent Track exists to accommodate students whose research interests are not part of another Honors Track. Working with the Director of the Honors College, students design a track that suits their needs. Students must take a series of courses or independent study classes as part of the track and they must complete a final thesis project.

 

The Track is Ideal For:

  • Students whose research interests are not part of another Honors Track

 

Curriculum:

Students interested in the Independent Track must meet with the Director of the Honors College to discuss their interests. The student must locate one or two advisors from appropriate academic departments to help mentor them. The student and advisor will choose the courses for the track, and they will outline a proposal for the Honors thesis or project. The student will submit a 3-page proposal to the Director of the Honors College that describes each class that will be part of the track and provides a description of the thesis or project. The Director of the Honors College must approve the proposal for a student to enter the Independent Track.

 

How do I enroll?

For further information on this track, consult the director, Dr. Susan Dinan, at (973) 720-3658, or at dinans@wpunj.edu

 

About the Track Director:

Susan Dinan received her Ph.D. in European History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996 and is an Associate Professor in the Department of History. Her research examines gender, poor relief, and healthcare in early modern Europe. She is currently researching outbreaks of plague in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France and England.