The IAPA Declaration Process
(Please read this carefully and follow all the steps so that the process goes smoothly!)
Download and complete the IAPA Concentration Form
- List courses for all 11 requirements.
- Include courses you've already taken and those you plan to take, drawing from the list of courses that are currently offered.
- Double check the IAPA website to make sure the electives you select count for your track.
- This is a plan and is not set in stone. You can change/update the final course plan during senior year.
STEP 2 (once you have completed the IAPA Concentration Form)
Meet with any member of the IAPA Faculty Committee
- Sign up for office hours.
- Email a copy of your completed concentration form to the faculty member ahead of time and bring a copy to the meeting or be prepared to share it on Zoom.
- Be prepared to discuss your plan of study, your interests within IAPA, capstone options, and plans for study abroad.
- Bring any questions you have about IAPA.
STEP 3 (Once the member of the IAPA faculty committee has approved your concentration form)
Log into ASK and submit your declaration
- List all 11 courses, labeling each one with the requirement you are using it to fulfill.
- List only pre-approved electives (see website for list). You will be able to petition for courses not on the list AFTER your declaration has been approved.
- Make sure that you list one junior seminar (1700 level course) and one senior seminar (1800 level course)
- If you plan to apply for honors, list IAPA 1816a and 1817a, the two-semester honors sequence, instead of a senior seminar.
- If you are substituting an intermediate or advanced language instruction course for a methods requirement, please list only the highest level course you are using (e.g., ARAB 400 or HISP 600), not lower-level courses. Please label that course with the methods requirement (qualitative methods or quantitative methods) that you are substituting it for.
Note about selecting a preferred advisor: you may be assigned to another member of the Watson faculty as your ASK advisor.
Contact Anita Nester (email@example.com), Concentrations Manager, with questions about the process.