As per M.A.L.S. degree requirements, each M.A.L.S. student is required to complete
An acceptable Symposium substitute should be a conference with a substantive academic theme/topic that simulates the MALS summer symposium in intent by presenting myriad views and perspectives on the topic from a multi-disciplinary approach. The conference should be related to the student’s independent work (or plan of study) in the MALS program, and should provide critical analysis of the topic, or subject.
Petitions to substitute a conference for the second symposium should be submitted to the MALS Curriculum Committee, and should include:
Please print out this information, and include it with your petition – do not simply reference a web site, or URL, as petitions must be copied and distributed.
Deadlines for Symposium Substitute petitions are the same as Curriculum Committee deadlines:
February 1, for conferences in the spring (April through June),
April 15, for conferences in the summer (July through September),
August 1, for conferences in the fall (October through December)
October 15, for conferences in the winter (January through March).
Upon approval, and attendance, at a Symposium Substitute conference, students will be required to submit an 8 – 10 page reaction paper in order to receive credit for attendance at the conference (this is the minimum requirement for receiving credit for a symposium substitute).
Funding will only be available, upon request and approval, to students who have been invited to present their work at an appropriate event – please include your letter of invitation, describing your participation, with your petition to the Committee.
* Please note that papers submitted for credit in other courses may not earn Symposium Substitute credit without significant revision, or a complete rewrite.*
Last Updated: 6/26/09