Education 498

EDUC 498: Independent Study

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing

Credit Hours: (1-4)

Prior permission required; arrangements must be made before registration. See “Independent Study” in the University catalog.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

Independent Study – 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 advisor.

An Independent Study course must be approved by the department 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 permission has been received from the Director of Honors Programs before registering for the course.

A faculty member may offer a maximum of six credit hours of Independent Study per semester.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Independent Study – Activities will vary with each independent study.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

Goals and objectives will vary with each Independent Study.


Assessment Measures

Assessment measures will vary with each Independent Study.


Other Course Information

Although activities, goals and objectives, and assessment methods will vary, they must be outlined in the original proposal submitted for approval by the supervising professor and the department chairman.