Student-Organized Seminars

Student-Organized Seminars

Undergraduate Opportunities

Student Organized Seminars (SOS) (SESP 298) are courses initiated by SESP students and supervised by SESP-sponsoring faculty. They cover topics of the students' choice, in content areas not typically covered in existing courses. To lead an SOS, you would, in conjunction with a faculty sponsor, prepare a seminar syllabus and submit it to the SESP's director of undergraduate education for approval. The deadline for submitting a syllabus is the fifth Friday of the quarter preceding the one in which the students hope to lead the SOS. The seminar syllabus includes a description of the topic, the reading list, specifications of assignments and examinations, prerequisites, the meeting schedule, and the written approval of the sponsoring faculty member. SOS plans must be approved by the seventh week of the quarter preceding the term the seminar will be offered. Enrollment in the student-organized seminars is on a pass/no credit basis and thus may only be counted as an elective (enrollment is capped at 15, including the student instructors).

If you are interested in organizing and leading a student-organized seminar, contact the  SESP Assistant Dean for Student Affairs for more details.

Contact Us

Student Affairs Office

School of Education and Social Policy

Walter Annenberg Hall
2120 Campus Drive, Suite 123
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/491-3790

Email: sespsao@northwestern.edu