Independent Study is a full semester course.
An Independent Study course is one that is designed by the student to pursue in-depth study in a particular area of interest. Independent study courses are worth 7.5 units. Each independent study, regardless of the proposed units, fulfills the requirement of one elective course only.
The purpose of the independent study is for you to further explore an area of interest you may have just scratched the surface of during one of the core courses.
While the independent study is intended for individual students, it may be completed in very small teams. All members of the team must have completed the core courses. A team project must be more significant in scope than a project by an individual.
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Independent Study does not comprehend lectures. There will be Independent Study deliverable(s). Examples of deliverables may include: research paper, summary report or documentation, prototype, tool development, extension or enhancement; architectural design; formal presentation, etc. Faculty members may work with no more than two Independent Study students during a given semester.