Policy on Independent Study, Experiential Learning and Honors Theses
- Any Urban Studies student may take three credits of independent study. Students who wish to exceed the credit limit must get prior approval from the director of Urban Studies.
- All independent studies students must submit a proposal for independent work outlining the topic to be studied and the written work that will be produced for approval by the supervising professor.
- If the independent study includes an external placement, then a memorandum of understanding between the external agency and the director of Urban Studies and the supervising professor must be executed.
- Students may NOT take more than two semesters of experiential learning courses where there is no curricular content (i.e. urban practicum, service learning). Furthermore, if an independent study is used for experiential learning or volunteering, then it counts towards the two semester limit.
- Honors thesis is a specifically designated course, 50:975:499 Special Topics in Urban Studies, NOT an independent study.
- Faculty in other departments can sponsor independent study courses for Urban Studies credit with the approval of the Urban Studies director.