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Appendix 2: Independent Study Courses

From time to time, students may enroll in independent study courses such as LTEC 689 or 699. In general, these courses do not count towards program requirements except in special circumstances. With prior approval from a program advisor and the department chair, students may count an independent study course as a program elective for: a Teaching Assistantship, a Research Assistantship, an Independent Study Project, or another Approved Project. Students may count an independent study course for only one elective even if engaging in multiple independent studies.

Students approved to take an independent study as an elective will take that course for a grade. All other independent studies shall be taken on a Credit / No Credit basis unless scholarship, employer, or other financial aid requirements require a grade. Please contact your advisor or the department chair for policy updates and questions.