Each department offers independent study for those students who have demonstrated the ability to work individually in some area of special interest not included in the college catalog. The student selects an area of study, subject to the approval of the faculty advisor for the study, the student’s academic advisor, and the chair of the department in which the course is to be offered. Upon approval, the student then submits an Application for Independent Study to the Office of the Registrar before the start of the semester. First-year students may not register for independent study courses. These are numbered 487-489 generally. Please attach a syllabus with scheduled meeting and assignments. Please note that a course fee may be required.