Independent StudySLN #: 12686
Course Prefix: LAW-781
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 1-3
A student wishing to pursue independent study or
fieldwork for credit must obtain approval of
the Dean’s designee and the consent of a faculty member
to supervise a proposed project. The
faculty member assigns the amount of credit that the
proposal justifies. In awarding credit to a
student for an independent study paper, a faculty member
should require a quantum of work
from the student which approximates the amount of work
expected from students enrolled in a
regular course taken for the same number of credits.
Faculty members should set minimum
lengths for independent study papers based upon the
complexity of the subject, the existing
volume of literature on the topic, the number of redrafts
required to complete the assignment,
and the originality of the student's work product.
Although exact guidelines cannot be formulated
in awarding credit, past practices indicate that
generally a paper of approximately 12,500 –
18,750 words, including footnotes, which has been
redrafted one or more times after review by
the faculty member, will be required for three credits.
Generally, a paper of roughly 8,750 –
12,500 words, including footnotes (with one redraft)
should be required for two credits, and
normally a minimum of 6,250 words, including footnotes
(with one redraft), should be required
for one credit.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None