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Forensic Science 498

FOSC 498: Independent Study

Prerequisites: FOSC 201; permission of the instructor

Credit Hours: (1-6)

FOSC 498 is designed for advanced Forensic Science students who wish to carry out independent research or other scholarly study under the supervision of a faculty mentor.  Students will, in consultation with their mentor and approval by their department chair or director, design and carry out a forensic science research project in Forensic Science.

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Note(s): No more than six hours of Independent Study may be taken toward graduation. A maximum of nine credit hours of FOSC 498 and 499 total can be applied toward the Forensic Science Minor; any additional credit hours will apply as university electives. May be taken for honors credit with permission of the Honors Program. May be taken for letter grade or pass/fail. Independent Study course proposals must be approved by the School of Communication curriculum committee prior to the deadline for adding courses in the term in which the study is to be undertaken.


Detailed Description of Course

Content for this course will vary dependent upon student interest and the research project they initiate.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Prior to enrolling in FOSC 498, students will meet with their faculty mentors and present their research design.  Upon agreement by students and faculty regarding the research project, final expected product, and method of evaluation of this product, students will obtain permission from the department chair or program director.  A maximum of nine credit hours of FOSC 498 and 499 can be applied toward the Forensic Science Minor; any additional credit hours will apply as university electives.


Student Goals and Objectives of the Course

Student goals and objectives of the course will vary and are dependent upon student interest.


Assessment Measures

Students and their mentors will, at the initial planning and approval process, agree upon assessment of student performance.


Other Course Information

None


Review and Approval

2013