Independent study can be a great way to get focused attention on a subject that is not offered in the usual course offerings. It is often much more time and labor intensive than a standard lecture or seminar course. You can expect to do 5-10 hours of work per week in addition to weekly meetings. I only accept requests for independent study from students who have met with me in person to discuss their goals and expectations. Students must complete an agreement that outlines research aims, work load and the project to be completed during the quarter.
Honors Thesis, Masters, and Ph.D. Students
With the exception of special circumstances, I only consider requests to serve on committees for students who have taken my courses.