What is an independent study?
An independent study is a means for students to study a subject within political science in more detail and perform important research while demonstrating critical thinking and other skills mandated by the discipline. One to three credits may be earned.
Who may enroll in an independent study course?
Undergraduate students who ...
Is there an application time frame?
Yes. Students must apply at least 4 weeks before the beginning of the semester in which the work is to be completed.
How do you apply?
You write an essay (3-5 typed, double-spaced pages) justifying the study which includes:
Include the following additional information with the essay
Who receives the essay?
What is expected of a 3-hour credit Independent Study?
"Truth gains more even by the errors of one who, with due study and preparation, thinks for himself, than by the true opinions of those who only hold them because they do not suffer themselves to think." John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) British philosopher, political theorist, political economist