Independent study provides students with the opportunity to work one-on-one with an instructor on a particular topic or creative project. Often the idea for an independent study arises in a course; for example, in a seminar on early 20th-century American history, a student may develop an interest in the Harlem Renaissance and ask the instructor to supervise an independent study focused exclusively on this topic during the next semester. Students may also develop creative projects in areas such as music composition, filmmaking, or fiction writing. In general long distance independent studies (where the student or the instructor is not able to meet regularly) are not permitted.
If you are interested in conducting an independent study, you must first:
For further information about independent study, please contact Kathe Ann Joseph in the Gallatin Office of Student Services: (212) 992-9822 or e-mail: email@example.com