Individualized Studies (INS)
INS 101 LEARNING COMMUNITY INTEGRATED HOUR
Integral aspect of each learning community; provides students the framework to see connections among seemingly disparate courses and to make connections across disciplines. Faculty and students explore the theme of the learning community, integrate course material, and relate both to their lives outside of the classroom.
Equivalent Course: UNC 101
INS 120 READING AND STUDY STRATEGIES
Competency-based course designed to emphasize advanced grammar structures, the development of written fluency, improvement of comprehension and vocabulary building. The course will include developing and improving reading and writing strategies through exercises, journal writing, small and large group activities, and formal and informal presentations. Offered each semester.
Equivalent Course: UNC 120
INS 207 LEARNING IN COLLEGE: ORIENTATION FOR UNDERGRADUATES
This course supports the academic performance, social development, and persistence of first-year students at Buffalo State. The seminar engages students in meaningful inquiry and activities that develop core cognitive skills such as critical thinking within an academic discipline and develop students’ skills that will increase academic success.
Equivalent Course: UNC 100
INS 295 INTRODUCTORY RESEARCH TOPICS
Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Scholarship or creative work conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Offered occasionally.
INS 300 ASSESSMENT OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, matriculated students only. Designed for students who consider personal learning experiences as worthy of college-level credit. Foundations of experiential learning, documentation, verification, and analysis of experiences that may qualify for college credit, and preparation of a professional portfolio to inventory college-level learning gained outside the classroom Not for second-semester seniors.
INS 389 Selected Topics by Advisement
Prerequisite: Instructor permission and INS major. Analyze and conduct research related selected topics relevant to the Individualized Studies major program. Offered occasionally.
INS 495 PROJECT
Research conducted under the supervision of an Individualized Studies faculty member.
INS 497 WORKSHOP
Workshop format is variable. Topics are based on instructor expertise and workshop is unique each time the course is offered. Check course schedule for title of workshop. Offered occasionally.
INS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Independent Study and field experience conducted under the supervision of an Individualized Studies faculty member.