Undergraduate Bulletin

Fall 2022 Bulletin

VIP: Vertically Integrated Projects

VIP 102: Vertically Integrated Project Exploration

Students participate in weekly meetings of a Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) team. VIP teams are advised by one or more faculty and engage sophomores through doctoral team members on multi-year multidisciplinary projects in research, design, innovation and entrepreneurship on various topics. Students of this class are candidate members and must apply to continue participation on the team. This course satisfies the 102-seminar graduation requirement for all first-year students. Not for credit in addition to ACH 102, GLS 102, HDV 102, ITS 102, LDS 102, SCH 102, and SSO 102.

1 credit

VIP 295: Introductory Multidisciplinary Project

Students participate in a multi-term, multidisciplinary project, working with team members ranging from sophomores through seniors and graduate students. Projects are advised by one or more faculty on topics of research, design, innovation and entrepreneurship. While a project is framed within a faculty member's area of expertise, contributions are needed from a diverse array of disciplines.This course is intended for introductory team members; students are expected to maintain involvement with the same project team for multiple terms. Interested students must apply for admission to the Vertically Integrated Projects Program. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits.

Prerequisites: VIP Program participant

1 credit

VIP 395: Intermediate Multidisciplinary Project

Students participate in a multi-term, multidisciplinary project, working with team members ranging from sophomores through seniors and graduate students. Projects are advised by one or more faculty on topics of research, design, innovation and entrepreneurship. While a project is framed within a faculty member's area of expertise, contributions are needed from a diverse array of disciplines. This course is intended for intermediate team members or students who have working knowledge of the project topic. Students are expected to maintain involvement with the same project team for multiple terms. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits.

Prerequisites: VIP 295 or permission of VIP Program Director; VIP Program participant

Partially fulfills: EXP+

1 credit

VIP 396: Intermediate Multidisciplinary Project Practicum

This course is a supplement to VIP 395 for team members wishing to commit more effort towards their multidisciplinary project. Students who enroll in 1-credit of VIP 395 may register for 1-credit of VIP 396 in a semester for a maximum of 2 VIP credits. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits.

Corequisite: VIP 395

1 credit

VIP 487: Advanced Project Experience

Students participate in a multi-term, multidisciplinary project, working with team members ranging from sophomores through seniors and graduate students. Projects are advised by one or more faculty on topics of research, design, innovation and entrepreneurship. While a project is framed within a faculty member's area of expertise, contributions are needed from a diverse array of disciplines. This course is intended for team members who wish to continue their project throughout the summer or who wish to remain an integral part of the team without taking on additional credits. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: VIP Program participant

0 credit, S/U grading

VIP 495: Advanced Multidisciplinary Project

Students participate in a multi-term, multidisciplinary project, working with team members ranging from sophomores through seniors and graduate students. Projects are advised by one or more faculty on topics of research, design, innovation and entrepreneurship. While a project is framed within a faculty member's area of expertise, contributions are needed from a diverse array of disciplines. This course is intended for advanced team members with two or more semesters of experience on the same project. Students are expected to maintain involvement with the same project team for multiple terms. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 5 credits.

Prerequisites: VIP 395 or permission of VIP Program Director; VIP Program participant

Partially fulfills: EXP+

1 credit

VIP 496: Advanced Multidisciplinary Project Practicum

This course is a supplement to VIP 495 for team members wishing to commit more effort towards their multidisciplinary project. Students who enroll in 1-credit of VIP 495 may register for up to 2-credits of VIP 496 in a semester for a maximum of 3 VIP credits. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits.

Corequisite: VIP 495

1-2 credits