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.