English 698. Directed Study
Credit Hours (1-4).
Prerequisite: Approval by supervising professor, adviser and department chairperson
Directed Study courses are offered by several departments and are designed to permit graduate students to investigate independently specific problems or areas of interest under the direction of a graduate faculty member. The content of the course will vary with each offering and requires the approval of the supervising graduate faculty member, the graduate student's major advisor, and the department chairperson.
Detailed Description of Content of Course
Each proposal for a Directed Study must include 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 a part of the study.
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
Each proposal for an Directed Study must include a description of how the study will be conducted. This description should detail the kinds of meetings and other interactions the graduate student and the supervising 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 the Course
Each proposal for an Directed Study must include a description of the study's goals and objectives. These goals can be both content centered and process centered.
Each proposal for an Directed Study must include a description of how the student's performance will be evaluated. The grade for the Directed Study will be recorded as "Pass" or "Fail," unless the department has been granted permission by the Graduate Studies Committee to offer the directed study on a graded basis.
Other Course Information
Proposals for a Directed Study should not replicate the content of established courses nor be directly related to the thesis topic in cases where students elect to do a thesis as part of their degree requirements. They should provide opportunities for students to study and perform in ways that established courses do not permit.
Review and Approval
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