INST 390: Independent Study
Offered: As needed
Students have an opportunity to supplement formal course offerings with Independent Study. This course is not intended to replace any formal course offerings. The student must use an Academic Standing Petition to secure permission of the instructor, the Faculty Advisor, and the Dean of the College in that order. A full course outline must be attached to the petition. A student may take no more than one course of Independent Study in any semester.
1-3 credit hours
Notes: An independent study would be a study outside the curriculum in which a student would pursue an area of special interest to him or her. The student should work out a program of study to be approved by the instructor who would approve the design of study, the process by which the study is carried out, and the means of assessment for credit for the study. In order to register for Independent Study (INST 390), a student must use an Academic Standing Petition to secure the permission of the instructor, the Faculty Advisor, and the Vice President for Academics/Academic Dean, in that order. If there are questions about the appropriateness or feasibility of such proposed arrangements, faculty advisors and intended instructors should discuss their concerns with the Vice President for Academics/Academic Dean prior to encouraging a student to approach the Academic Dean or to file a formal request. The approved study description must be attached to the Academic Standing Petition. A student may only request one course of Independent Study per semester and the student must be of senior standing.