Proposing Directed/Independent Study or Thesis Courses

Individual study courses are different from group instruction courses in that they do not have a pre-defined curriculum. Proposals to create or change an individual study course must still go through the regular course proposal process.

There are a number of areas where this type of course must follow the same requirements as all other for-credit courses: 

  • They must have learning outcomes.
  • Students must be provided with information about how they will be graded.
  • Information must be provided about the amount of work and assignments/deliverables that are required.
  • Information that outlines the frequency and nature of the student-instructor contact is needed.
  • The course must follow the credit hour policy.
  • If the course number is less than 700, the course must adhere to the Policy on Directed/Independent Study for Undergraduates.

The sample syllabus may be replaced with a directed/independent study or thesis agreement form.

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