Directed Studies

Students who would like to pursue independent research and reading on a specialized topic not offered through regular courses are encouraged to consider a Directed Study. These are one-on-one courses negotiated in advance with a professor.

The first step in a Directed Study is to contact the professor with whom the student would like to work, and who has expertise in the area in which the student would like to study, to ask the professor about possible availability to lead the Directed Study. The student and professor should agree upon a syllabus/reading list, meeting schedule, and assignment structure that will meet the goals of the Directed Study.