Center for Applied Liberal Arts
The Directed Study allows students to apply course work to a formal project of study, approved by a faculty member and with a specified outcome or product. The criterion for a successful directed study will be the practice or analysis of professional documents and products that deepen and expand understanding of the discipline. A student making this choice may arrange with his or her employer to complete a special project, or may work independently to create a product relevant to that student¿s specialization or area of interest. During the six-week study the student will report each week to the supervising faculty member on progress toward the established goals of the proposal. The study culminates in a report accompanying the project, and may include specific writing documents or other products associated with the report.