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English 498

ENGL 498
Independent Study

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ENGL 498. Independent Study
Credit Hours (1-6).

Independent Study courses are offered by several departments and are designed to permit students to investigate independently specific problems or areas of interest under the direction of a faculty adviser. An Independent Study course must be approved by the appropriate department curriculum committee and chairperson prior to the deadline for adding courses in the term in which the study is to be undertaken. Independent Study courses may be taken either on a pass/fail basis or for a letter grade. No student may apply more than six hours of credit for Independent Study toward graduation requirements.

A student taking an Independent Study course for honors credit may receive a letter grade for it, providing that prior to registering for the course, the student has received permission from the director of the Honors Academy.

 

Detailed Description of Content of Course

Varies with each individual proposal for an Independent Study.

The proposal must included a description of the course’s content. That description should include the primary and secondary readings that will be central features of the study, the nature and purposes of writing assignments, and the nature and purposes of any projects, performances or field experiences that will be part of the study.

 

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Varies with each individual proposal for an Independent Study.

The proposal must include a description of how the study will be conducted. This description should detail the kinds of meetings and other interactions the student and the professor will have. If other persons will be a part of the study, their roles and the nature of their interactions with the student should also be detailed.

 

Goals and Objectives of Course

Varies with each individual proposal for an Independent Study. The proposal must include a description of the study’s goals and objectives. These goals may be both content centered and process centered.

 

Assessment Measures

Varies with each individual proposal for an Independent Study. The proposal must include a description of how the student’s performance will be evaluated.

 

Other Course Information

Proposals for an Independent Study should not replicate the content of established courses. They should provide opportunities for students to study and perform in ways that established courses do not permit.

 

Review and Approval