Independent Study

Independent studies are available to qualified students wishing to explore course work that is not offered at the Five Colleges. To submit an independent study proposal for department approval, the student, in collaboration with the instructor, must provide the following:

  • A written outline clearly articulating the reasons for the independent study.
  • A suggested schedule of study, including the number and nature of written assignments, possible reading list, and the expectations of the student and her instructor.
  • A brief narrative stating the student's qualifications for independent, intensive work.

Timeline: A complete proposal should be submitted by the end of the semester before the time of proposed study.