Interdisciplinary Studies

Spring Semester
Special Studies Seminar: Collaborations Across the Curriculum In Special Studies Seminar, students experience the challenges and rewards of pursuing their individual intellectual interests at an advanced level. Students first discuss common readings that address the craft of research in noteworthy ways. Students then engage in collaborative and independent secondary and primary research. Next, students produce a significant paper, project, or exhibition that brings together theoretical or veritable contributions from two or more disciplines. Finally, students simulate an academic conference and deliver oral presentations on their original work. This course is appropriate for students with sustained interests across the curriculum, including humanities, arts, and sciences.


Grading System

The grading system at St. Andrewʼs-Sewanee consists of numeric grades ranging from 100 to 0. In addition to numeric grades, teachers write narrative comments to parents/guardians four times per year addressing student’s progress, ability, effort, and attitude.

Grades are averaged to determine the Honor Roll. The scale range is as follows:

97-100 = A+ = 4.33
93-96 = A = 4.00
90-92 = A- = 3.67
87-89 = B+ = 3.33
83-86 = B = 3.00
80-82 = B- = 2.67
77-79 = C+ = 2.33
73-76 = C = 2.00
70-72 = C- = 1.67
67-69 = D+ = 1.33
63-66 = D = 1.00
60-62 = D- = 0.67
59 and below = F = 0

Academic Honors
Students who earn an average of 93 or above with no grade below 83 are named to the High Honors List for academic achievement. Students with average ranges between 83 and 92 and who have received no grade below 80 are named to the Honors List. Satisfactory completion of afternoon programs is required for students to be eligible for the Honor Roll. Grade changes made more than a week after the end of the quarter will not change Honor Roll or junior/senior privilege status.


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