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Independent study courses provide an opportunity for students to pursue a special research or academic interest under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Anthropology.

A student who wishes to pursue an independent study should write a research proposal and contact a faculty member who teaches in the research area of interest to supervise the project. After identifying a faculty supervisor, the student must complete an Independent Study Learning Contract through the Online Learning Contract Manager (OLCM) and a research proposal outlining the specific details of the semester-long project. Students should complete this process before the semester begins.

Deadline: The Independent Study Learning Contract must be completed and approved by both the faculty supervisor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies by the Friday of the second week of classes for fall and spring semesters; for summer semesters, the contracts must be completed and approved by the Friday of the first week of classes.

If you have questions about independent study or the approval process, please contact the Student Services Manager, Katie Poor.

Click here to access the Online Learning Contract Manager

Click here to access OLCM instructions