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Frequently Asked Questions — Independent Study

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  • What is LSIS 5700, Independent Study?Independent Study is meant for students who want to study specific topics that are not offered in the curriculum or students who want to study a specific topic in more depth than is offered in the curriculum. It is the responsibility of the student to propose a topic and find a faculty member. Independent Study should not be used to replace a course that is in the curriculum, particularly a core course. Generally, students may not take more than one Independent Study.

    For further information on Independent Study, please seehttp://nccuslis.org/courses/outlines/5700generic.htm.

  • One of the required courses is not being offered at a convenient time. May I take Independent Study instead?No. Independent Study (LSIS 5700) cannot be used to replace a required course.

  • What is LSIS 5900, Thesis?Thesis is meant for students who want to study specific topics that are not offered in the curriculum or students who want to study a specific topic in more depth than is offered in the curriculum. It is the responsibility of the student to propose a topic and find a faculty member. The thesis option requires more work than an independent study.

    Three people are required for a student’s thesis committee — the advisor, someone from the student’s major area, and someone from the student’s minor area.

    The Thesis form athttp://www.nccu.edu/_files/documents/PlanoftheThesisorProject.pdf must also be completed, and the student’s thesis project must be approved by the Graduate Council.