Directed study options are available to those who demonstrate the ability to pursue their particular interests in depth. Prior to involvement in a directed study, the student must first enter into an agreement with a supervising faculty member in such a way that the student sets forth his or her plan for the proposed study. The student prepares a clear, concise statement of the course area, topic, or problem to be studied; the reasons for doing the study; tentative plans for background reading, bibliography, and other research; plans to initiate the study; an outline; and the anticipated outcomes of the study. Approval of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean must be secured after evaluative criteria have been established by the student and his or her instructor and prior to beginning the directed study.
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