Proposing Directed/Independent Study or Thesis Courses*
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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. See Also: