rules & requirements: independent studies
Because the School of Continuing Studies believes superior students should assume responsibility for some of the direction of their own education, many departments offer to a limited number of students of superior scholastic standing creative opportunities for independent study under the direction of a faculty member especially interested in individual instruction.
The work may take the form of directed readings, laboratory or library research, or original composition. Instead of traditional class attendance, the student substitutes conferences, as needed, with the director.
Students who wish to take an independent studies course should contact their program director/academic adviser. Being approved for an independent study will involve the student's working together with a faculty mentor who will prepare a syllabus for approval corresponding to a 400-level course.