Note: Independent Study may not be taken as a substitution for any other course. Independent study should be used for individual pursuit of topics within or beyond a student’s major field of study, which transcend the regularly available curriculum. It will normally involve research, primary source reading, or fieldwork. An independent study application consists of two parts. The first is an enrollment form, including an evaluation rubric, which must be signed by the student, faculty sponsor and department chair. The second is an Independent Study Summary Proposal prepared by the student. The completed application must be submitted to the Assistant Dean for approval and, if approved, to The Office of Records and Registration at the time the student registers for the course. Registration for independent study will be accepted through the first week of the semester.