Grinnellians bring their interests into the classroom, using assignments to study the things they are most interested in. But when they can’t otherwise fit a topic into their curriculum, they turn to guided reading (200-level) and independent study (300-level) coursework to explore it further.
Students in guided readings and independent studies design an independent project and work closely with a faculty directory. The courses might include things like reading of a body of literature, reproducing published scientific experiments, learning advanced techniques, or exploring an art.
Some topics being pursued Fall 2013 include:
- Voices from Cairo
- Interdisciplinary Studies of Wine
- The Philosophy of Science in Education
- The History of Myanmar
- Hellenistic Ethics
- Poisson-Dirac Brackets
- Modern Board Game Design
- Advanced Web Application Development — Local Foods
- Gender in Malaysian National Identity
- Food Sources
- Dido and Aeneas in 17th Century Politics
- Anomalous Magnetism