Information Technology 498

ITEC 498: Independent Study

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Credit Hours: (1-6)

Independent Study courses are designed to permit students to investigate independently specific problems or areas of interest under the direction of a faculty advisor. This course may not be used to satisfy a General Education requirement, a B.S. requirement, or a requirement for the major or minor, which includes technical electives. This course may be used only for a general elective.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

The specific problem or area of interest that is investigated will vary with each student.


Detailed Description of the Conduct of the Course

Working in conjunction with a faculty advisor, the student will write a proposal outlining the problem or area of interest to be investigated, the work to be accomplished, and the means of evaluation. This proposal must be approved by the department curriculum committee and chairperson prior to the deadline for adding courses in the term in which the study is to be undertaken. The conduct of the student's work will vary with each student.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

To provide students with the opportunity to address a significant problem in computer science. The work accomplished should demonstrate the student's ability to master background material, analyze a problem, and synthesize a solution to that problem. The student should also be able to communicate the work that has been done.


Assessment Measures

The advisor of the independent study will be responsible for evaluating the success of the student's work and assigning it a grade.


Other Course Information



Review and Approval

October 2004 Updated Joseph Chase, Chair