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Independent Study Courses @ HCC

Outstanding students may choose to study a particular topic or set of topics independent of regularly scheduled classes under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. The faculty member determines if the student is qualified to undertake the project and provides guidance to the student.
The project must be of an advanced nature and cannot duplicate an existing Housatonic course.

To register for an Independent Study course:
Before the beginning of the semester in which the Independent Study course is to be taken, an Independent Study form including a written outline must be submitted by the student and approved in writing by the faculty member supervising the project, the department head, and the Academic Dean. Full tuition and fees are charged for Independent Study courses.



ART* E299  Independent Study in Art  Elective Code: F
 3 Credit Hours  Previously: AR 260

A limited number of students will have an opportunity to pursue with greater depth studio or research projects of particular individual interest. All independent projects must be arranged in the semester prior to registration, with advance departmental approval and with the supervision of one of the full-time Art faculty members.



BBG* E299  Independent Study in Business  Elective Code: B
 3 Credit Hours  Previously: BU 225

Students will have an opportunity to pursue with greater depth a subject area of particular individual interest. All independent projects must be arranged in the semester prior to registration with advanced departmental approval and with the supervision of one of the full-time Business faculty.



BIO* E299  Independent Study in Biology  Elective Code: S
 1  -  3 Credit Hours

Permission of Instructor

This course is an individualized project allowing the student to independently study an area of interest in Biology under the supervision of a full-time Biology faculty member. Description of the project must be approved by the Math/Science Department, the instructor, and the Academic Dean the semester before taking the course.



FRE* E299  Independent Study in French  Elective Code: H
 3 Credit Hours  Previously: FR 225

Prerequisite: Permission of the Foreign Language faculty

Designed for those students who wish to obtain credit in a selected topic in French. Students should have a high academic standing in French language.



HIS* E299  Independent Study in History  Elective Code: SS
 1  -  3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: ENG E101 and Permission of the Instructor

Individual study of a special area, topic, theme or problem in History by agreement with the instructor.



HSE* E299  Independent Study in Human Service
 1  -  3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: ENG E101 and Permission of the Instructor

Individual study of a special area, topic, theme or problem in Human Services by agreement with the instructor.



HUM* E299  Independent Study in Humanities  Elective Code: H
 3 Credit Hours  Previously: HU 225

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

Individual study of a special area, topic, theme or problem in the humanities by agreement with the instructor.

All independent projects must be arranged in the semester prior to registration, with advance departmental approval and with the supervision of a full-time faculty member. For more information, see Independent Study Courses section.



ITA* E299  Independent Study in Italian  Elective Code: H
 3 Credit Hours  Previously: IT 225

Prerequisite: Permission of the Foreign Language faculty

Designed for those students who wish to obtain credit in a selected topic in Italian. Students should have a high academic standing in Italian language.



PSY* E299  Independent Study in Psychology  Elective Code: BS
 1  -  3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: ENG E101, PSY E111 and Permission of the Instructor

Individual study of a special area, topic, theme or problem in Psychology by agreement with the instructor.



SPA* E299  Independent Study in Spanish  Elective Code: H
 3 Credit Hours  Previously: SP 225

Prerequisite: Permission of the Foreign Language faculty

Designed for those students who wish to obtain credit in a selected topic in Spanish. Students should have a high academic standing in Spanish language. Also taught in Spanish.



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