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- Complete 45 hours work/credit = 135 hours work for 3 credits/semester
- Meet with faculty advisor on a regular basis
- Complete material not offered in a regularly scheduled class.
Student and Faculty Responsibilities
- Meets with supervising faculty member prior to initiating independent study
- In consultation with supervising faculty member, creates syllabus of reading and writing assignments appropriate to course level, class standing (i.e. HST199/299 for freshman/sophomore, HST 399/499 for junior/senior) and number of units
- Meets with supervising faculty member throughout semester, per independent study agreement
- Submits a written statement at beginning of semester describing scope of project and responsibilities
- Meets with supervising faculty member for end-of-semester review
Supervising Faculty Member
- Signs off on student's written statement describing responsibilities at beginning of semester
- In consultation with student, creates syllabus of reading and writing assignments appropriate to course level, class standing (i.e. HST199/299 for freshman/sophomore, HST 399/499 for junior/senior) and number of units
- Evaluates student's performance in independent study upon completion
Term of Independent Study
- No independent study can extend for more than one semester