Upper-Division

MERR 120 Personal Empowerment

Intensive course on individual goal-oriented behavior, commonly called problem solving. Focus on purpose, goals, meaning, emotions, languages, model-building, reality, thinking, logic, creativity, the steps of problem solving, common blocks, and techniques of unblocking. Meet with instructor prior to advance enrollment; priority given to upper-level students.

Credits

5

Instructor

Frank Andrews

MERR 180 Research Skills for College and Beyond

Focuses on exploration/development of skills for planning, study habits, research, networking, and communication skills for college, graduate and professional school, and beyond. Primary focus is on writing, public speaking, and academic and professional research.

Credits

2

Instructor

The Staff

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior college members.

MERR 183F Focus on Africa

Equips students with the skills and background necessary to be informed observers and chroniclers of current affairs on the African continent.

Credits

2

Instructor

Melvin Cox

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

MERR 192 Directed Student Teaching

Teaching of a lower-division seminar by an upper-division student under faculty supervision. (See course 42.) Students submit petition to sponsoring agency, supported by faculty member willing to supervise.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MERR 193 Field Study

Provides for individual programs of study sponsored by the college and performed off campus. Up to three such courses may be taken for credit in one quarter. Approval of student's adviser and provost required.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MERR 193F Field Study

Provides for individual programs of study sponsored by the college and performed off campus. Up to three such courses may be taken for credit in one quarter. Approval of student's adviser and provost required.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MERR 193G Field Study

Provides for individual programs of study sponsored by the college and performed off campus. Up to three such courses may be taken for credit in one quarter. Approval of student's adviser and provost required.

Credits

3

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MERR 194 Group Tutorial

A program of independent study arranged between a group of students and a faculty member.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MERR 195 Senior Research Project

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MERR 198 Independent Field Study

Provides for college-sponsored individual study programs off campus, for which faculty supervision is not in person (e.g., supervision is by correspondence). Up to three such courses may be taken for credit in any one quarter. This may be a multiple-term course extending over two or three quarters; in this case the grade and evaluation submitted for the final quarter apply to all previous quarters. Petitions may be obtained at the Merrill College Office. Approval of student's adviser, certification of adequate preparation, and approval by the Merrill Provost required.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MERR 198F Independent Study

Independent Study

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

MERR 199 Tutorial

Various topics to be arranged between student and instructor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring