Directed Reading and Directed Studies
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Directed Reading and Directed Studies require the sponsorship of a member of the faculty and approval of the Chair of the appropriate academic discipline, and a description of the work to be undertaken, which, in turn, requires planning in advance of the registration period. Sufficient time, therefore, must be allowed for such planning and for obtaining the necessary faculty approvals.
While a Directed Reading or Directed Studies project normally is student-initiated, early interaction with faculty is essential in the development of a mutually acceptable project description. At a minimum, such a description should contain an outline of the study topic, specification of the work to be done and the materials to be read, the credit to be given, the type and frequency of faculty-student contact, and a statement of the evaluative criteria to be used by the faculty member.
A student may register for not more than six semester hours of Directed Reading and/or Directed Studies per semester with not more than three semester hours granted for any single such course. Not more than twelve credits received from Directed Reading and/or Directed Studies courses may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.
A course taken as a Directed Reading and/or Directed Studies may count in lieu of another program requirement if indicated at the time of form submission and approved by the appropriate individuals. The course being used in lieu of a requirement does not override any pre-requisites set on a course and is used for graduation purposes only. The Directed Reading proposal form is available in division and college offices or may be downloaded at Office of the Registrar's forms.
Once completed and signed, the original directed reading proposal form must be submitted to the the Office of the Registrar .
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