The objectives and content of independent study courses are determined in consultation between specially qualified matriculated students and full-time members of the teaching faculty. Their purpose is to provide opportunities for independent study of subject matter not included or not treated in sufficient depth in a regularly offered course.Procedure
Upper-Level Writing and Independent Studies: Students wishing to use an independent study to fulfill an upper-level writing requirement make appropriate arrangements with their major department.
Instructor Eligibility: The person who consents to supervise the project must be a full-time member of the teaching faculty, or a visiting or adjunct faculty member designated by the department chair as qualified to do so. Students are allowed to take no more than eight credits of Independent Studies courses with the same instructor unless approved by the Dean, which is normally granted for senior honors projects approved by the department Chair.
Note: The faculty is within its rights to decline to supervise students if registration comes too late after the beginning of classes. Similarly, any request for an exception to the policies noted above may be denied. Therefore, students should begin their planning early.