The ISF houses a research-driven program of liberal education. It is a problem-based program, not a discipline. It offers motivated students the unique opportunity to develop an individualized cross-disciplinary Research Program that includes a Course of Study and a Senior Thesis. The Course of Study is made up of courses taken in the social sciences, the humanities, and/or the professional schools and colleges, alongside the required courses in ISF. The capstone experience a scholarly, rigorously-researched 40 page required Senior Thesis, a sustained inquiry in the social sciences and humanities based on original, cross-disciplinary research. Read more about the major
After graduating in the Spring of 2014, Laura moved to New York and began work at one of the world’s leading brand consultancies. The title of Laura's thesis was"Internet Privacy and the Behavioral Advertising Industry: Controversies, Challenges and Recommendations to Reduce Consumer Fears Online." Laura's thesis compared regulatory practices in Germany to those in the UK and US.
Laura was both an international student and California resident. She writes: “The ISF major was perfect as I'm a very independent person and loved formulating my own schedule of classes,... Read More...
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