What is a Faculty-Designed Independent Study?
Faculty-designed independent studies are, as the name suggests, put together by Metropolitan State faculty members and are available in almost every area of the curriculum. Although faculty have designed these independent studies with specific learning objectives in mind, students can negotiate individual learning objectives and fine-tune other aspects of the independent study to meet their individual needs.
Faculty-designed independent studies either parallel classroom courses (such as writing, American history, counseling theories) or cover subjects that are more specialized, more topical in nature and not easily offered in a class. Independent study students work primarily on their own, communicating with instructors by phone and through the mail.