Nov 26, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Internship/Directed Study/Special Topic/Independent Study


In addition to the courses described in this section, Internship, Directed Study, Special Topic, and Independent Study courses are available for most disciplines. These courses may require special procedures and/or School approval before they can be taken.

Internship, Directed Study, Special Topic, and Independent Study courses are generally described as follows:

241/441/442 Cooperative Education Internship (1 to 12 credit hours)
This course is designed for students to explore and gain work experience related to their major and anticipated career goals. Students may enroll for 1-12 hours of graded credit. A minimum of forty-five hours of work experience will be required for each hour of credit per semester. The student will complete necessary paperwork with the employer and the Internship Supervisor. No more than 12 credit hours of internship credit may be counted towards graduation requirements.
Prerequisites Required: 45 completed credit hours and good academic standing

389 Study Abroad
This course provides opportunities for students to learn and apply disciplinary knowledge in a global context while gaining intercultural skills. The course includes an international travel component.
Prerequisite Required: None
General Studies Outcome: Cultural Literacy, Diversity and Equity

298/498 Special Topics (1 to 4 credit hours)
Study of a topic in a special area of interest. No more than eight (8) hours of Special Topics may be counted toward graduation requirements.
Prerequisite Required: None

499 Independent Study (1 to 3 credit hours)
An Independent Study is a carefully organized learning activity with specific objectives and methods of evaluation developed in consultation with a faculty member. Students must meet with the instructor at least once each week and be capable of doing independent research, work, and study. No more than one (1) Independent Study may be taken each semester and no more than six (6) hours of Independent Study may be counted toward graduation requirements.
Prerequisite Required: Junior Standing

Directed Study (1 to 5 credit hours)
A Directed Study may be taken when a student has been unable to meet a course requirement in the normal manner and can demonstrate a need to take the course via Directed Study to graduate. The student must meet with the instructor at least once each week and will be required to complete the same requirements as in the original course. No more than one (1) Directed Study may be taken each semester and no more than two (2) courses of Directed Study may be counted toward graduation requirements.
Prerequisites Required: As per course being completed, Minimum of 90 semester hours and be within two (2) semesters of graduating