An independent study course is one in which the student studies a topic in aging services that is not taught in a regularly scheduled course. Students arrange independent study courses personally with individual faculty members. Most independent study courses consist of one student and one faculty member, but more than one student or instructor may participate in an independent study course.
You should begin by selecting a topic that (1) you wish to study in detail and (2) is not offered in a regularly scheduled course. You should then meet faculty members who are interested in that topic.
You may not register for an independent study course until a faculty member authorizes you to enroll in the course.
No student may count more than 6 credits of independent study course towards the major or minor. No student may take more than 6 credits of independent study courses with the same faculty member.
Please contact the Erickson School for more information.