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Related Forms, Procedures and References: Academic Calendars | Directed Study Proposal and Registration form (located on the Office of the Registrar Forms page) | Student Registration Schedules | Tuition Refund Schedules
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Directed study is the individual study of a course that is offered at the University. The directed study must be approved by the instructor, department chair/program director/division chair, and academic dean.
Directed study is provided for students whose unusual circumstances prohibit taking a regularly scheduled course but who need the material of that course to satisfy a requirement. Availability of this faculty-directed learning experience depends on faculty time and may be limited in any given term and restricted to certain courses.
Negotiation of learning activities for the course is conducted between the instructor and student and primarily involves individual learning. CORE 1000W The Reflective Woman and CORE 3990W Global Search for Justice may not be taken as a directed study.