Communication and Media Studies 498
1. Catalog Entry
Credit hours (1-6)
Prerequisites: COMS 130, COMS 330, or permission of the instructor
No more than six hours of Independent Study may be taken toward graduation. 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, during the term in which the study is to be undertaken.
2. Detailed Description of Course
Approved independent, scholarly investigation of subjects or problems by qualified students in the School of Communication. The student will initiate a proposal for the design and content of the study, to be approved by the instructor and the School of Communication Curriculum Committee. Each project will involve significant research and writing, proportional to the credit to be earned.
3. Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
The study should produce tangible results of independent, scholarly investigation, with quality and quantity proportional to the amount of credit to be earned. Periodic assessment of the student's progress should be scheduled by the instructor. A schedule of regular meetings will be set up to facilitate this.
4. Goals and Objectives of the Course
The course will enable a qualified student to explore a subject, issue or problem in a manner not duplicating the content and design of an existing course.
5. Assessment Measures
To be determined by student and instructor in consultation with and approved by the School of Communication Curriculum Committee.
6. Other Course Information
Review and Approval