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Independent Extradisciplinary Studies

Independent Extradisciplinary Studies permit students to participate in reading tutorials, fieldwork (including work experience), research projects, or special projects in an area for which there is not a course in a department or interdisciplinary program.

The topic for any of these should be submitted to a faculty member likely to share an interest in it. If the faculty member accepts the topic and is convinced of the applicant's ability to pursue the proposal, the faculty member refers the student to the Office of Academic Standards and Evaluation for application. Students must secure final approval of the proposal from the Office of Academic Standards and Evaluation prior to registration for any semester. Students who are approved for Independent Extradisciplinary Studies must register for the study on a pass/fail basis. Credits earned may not exceed fifteen per semester nor total more than thirty.