Independent study allows students to take a specialty course on a topic not currently offered within EP but is related to the expertise of a faculty member. Students enrolled in this course are expected to meet with their instructor on a weekly basis and to complete assignments as required including but not restricted to homework, tests and topical essays. Arrangements for this course should be made between the student and the instructor. Final approval is required from the Program Chair. Generally, only one semester of Independent Study will be approved, but a second semester will be granted with justification. All other coursework should be completed before this project begins (or at least completed concurrently with this project). Program Chair approval is required.