Directed Reading Proposal
A directed reading is an independent study arranged with the guidance and oversight from a Stanford instructor. Proposals must include the topic of study as well as the deliverables for the course, i.e, what one will produce and submit for a grade. If a proposal is approved we will create a section of INTLPOL 299 for the specific instructor so that the student(s) can enroll in the course.
Please see INTLPOL 299 in Explore Courses for a description and additional information.
The proposal must be submitted no later than the second Friday of the academic quarter in which one plans to enroll in the course. The proposal should be submitted to Jonathan Achter (an email confirmation from the instructor is sufficient in lieu of a signature on the proposal).
Stanford University requires every graduate student to have a completed program proposal on file with the primary academic unit. The program proposal outlines the courses that one has completed towards the degree as well as the outstanding requirements one still must pass in order to graduate. MIP requires students to submit this document as part of an advising meeting in Spring Quarter of the first year of the program, although students should feel free to fill out this document sooner since it is a helpful planning tool.
Students will also be required to submit a second, updated program proposal during the quarter in which they apply to graduate.
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