ANIML SCI 596 - Independent Study

See departmental requirements for presenting your results.  Approval of the program and registration at Undergraduate Program Office,Integrated Sciences Building, required. Generally this level is used by upper level undergraduates but can be used by beginning graduate students.  Can be taken for repeat credit.

Students wanting to undertake research directed by a faculty member can develop proposals for academic credit under the Independent Study course numbers ANIML SCI 196, 296, 396, 496 and 596. The number of students that can be accommodated is limited by faculty availability.  Either laboratory or library research may be emphasized, but must be agreed to in advance by the student and faculty sponsor.  An Independent Study Contract must be completed and signed prior to initiation of the project and before registration for the course is authorized.  This usually means that the contract is developed and signed either during pre-registration or during the add-drop periods.

Independent study is offered on a letter-graded basis only and should not be used as the vehicle for an internship (use 298) or practicum (use 298 or 398).  As a guide for determining the appropriate number of credits, the total commitment should be estimated and credits allotted at the rate of one credit for every 30-35 hours of effort.  Credits may vary from 1-6.  Normally, 1-2 credits are used for library research investigating a topic of interest in detail and 2-4 credits used for laboratory or other creative learning experience. Results are shared with the faculty and other students during the VASCI “Science Day” held on the Reading Day at the end of spring semester.  Independent Study Contracts are available outside 427Z in the Integrated Sciences Building and on line at the Veterinary & Animal Sciences web site.  Students must bring completed contract to the VASCI Undergraduate Program Office to have this course added to their schedules.

Instructor(s) other: 

All Staff, by arrangement

Credits: 
1-6
Level: 
Both
Semester(s) offered: 
Both