Directed Study (RS 490)
Purpose of a Directed Study
The College permits a Directed Study project for credit in order that students may investigate in depth some subject matter that is not treated in one of the ordinary courses. Such a project is ordinarily in the area of concentration or in some field for which the student is especially prepared.
Application & Registration
- A student who desires to pursue a Directed Study must present plans in advance of pre-registration to some faculty member who will agree to direct and evaluate the project.
- At the time of pre-registration the student must obtain the approval of this faculty member and of the Chairperson of the Department in which the project is to be done.
- A brief description of the project is included in the file of the student. A student may not take more than one Directed Study, for three credits, in a semester without permission of the Dean's Office.
Directed Study courses are listed on the student's transcript under number 490 preceded by the Department identification in which the project is being pursued.