If you have an interest in a topic not available through regular course offerings, or if you want to a persue a particular question in more depth, you may be able to enrol in an Independent Study.
Independent Study courses are most frequently taken at the third-year level, although they may be taken at the second, third, or fourth-year (see requirements for each level below).
If you are interested in completing an Independent Study you should talk to the professor who may act as your advisor. This is usually someone with whom you have taken a class and/or who studies the topic in which you have an interest. They may ask you to provide additional information such as a transcript or written proposal.
If your chosen professor agrees to supervise your Independent Study they will help you fill out the registration form, including the course title and description. This paperwork should be submitted as early as possible to ensure you are properly registered in the semester in which you want to complete this credit.
Please note that a maximum of five Independent Studies courses may count for degree credit; and combined degree students may count only three.
SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN HISTORY