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International Area Studies (IAS) 45

Study Groups led by Shannon Finley

Spring 2018

Group A: Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 p.m. (160 Chavez Center)

Group B: Wednesday 2:00-3:30 p.m. (201A Chavez Center)

Study Group Sign Up

(Please be sure that you are logged into your account when signing up.)

The study groups begin during the 3rd week of classes. Room locations for the study group will be posted the Friday of the second week of classes. If you are a concurrent student or if you are trying to add the study group after the 5th week of classes, please contact Rex de Guia at

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You should receive a confirmation that your request for the study group has been granted 24 hours before the study group is scheduled to meet for the first time in the third week. If you do not receive a confirmation or if you have problems signing up online, please contact Rex de Guia at

Description of Study Group

Study Group Leaders facilitate discussion of course content and guide students in developing approaches to critical reading, time management, notetaking and exam strategies. Study Group Leaders will also hold office hours for students in the Study Group to provide individual tutoring. Study groups are free to all registered students and have been known to help students navigate course material in a more effective manner. Study Groups also provide students with an oppportunity to collaborate with their peers.

Study Group Policies

  • Students who sign up and consistently attend Study Groups will be given priority for individual tutoring in courses supported by Study Groups. For students who request individual tutoring but do not join study groups, individual tutoring is extremely limited.
  • Wait List: Admission to study groups are on a first come first serve basis. The first fourteen to sign up for each study group will likely receive a slot. All request after the first fourteen will be placed on a wait list.
  • Caveat- Study Groups are not a substitute for either lecture or discussion sections. Social Science study groups are not a drop-in format in that study group participants are asked to join the group and attend consistently throughout the course of the semester.

Students trying to sign up for groups after week 5 should email Rex de Guia at

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