An independent study in the School of Information Studies (SOIS) provides the student with an opportunity to pursue a project or research topic under the guidance of a SOIS faculty member. In order for an independent study to count towards IST Upper Division Elective credits, the student must enroll in L&I SCI 399 (1-3 cr.).
The student must first design a proposed action of study. Prior to registering for L&I SCI 399, the student must meet with a faculty member who will oversee the independent study and discuss the proposed independent study. The faculty member and student will establish a written contract detailing objectives, a plan of action, and means of evaluation. The student is expected to assume primary responsibility for learning – the faculty member is a facilitator in helping to arrange learning opportunities.
Independent Study Forms
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