Proposing Directed/Independent Study or Thesis Courses

Individual study course are different from many courses in that they do not have a pre-defined curriculum and there is no group instruction.  As such there is seldom a syllabus developed for these one on one student-faculty instruction.

However there are 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 about the amount of work and assignments/deliverables that are required

- information that outlines the frequency and nature of the student-instructor contact

- must follow the credit hour policy

- If the course number is less than 700, the course must only be used in ways that adhere to the Policy on Directed/Independent Study for Undergraduates

In place of a syllbus this can be documented using a directed/independent study or thesis agreement form.  A template for this form can be submitted in place of a syllabus for a course proposal to create this type course.

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Owner:Michelle Y.Group:Courses and Academic Programs
Created:2017-09-19 17:07 CDTUpdated:2017-12-13 17:08 CDT
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