Independent study courses permit qualified students to pursue areas of reading and research not included or not treated in sufficient depth in regularly offered courses. These special tutorial courses are most often on a one-to-one basis with full-time members of the teaching faculty, with the content and objectives of the course determined by faculty-student collaboration. Internships and supervised teaching opportunities are also available to qualified students through the independent study program.
Practica are credit courses supervised by University faculty members that usually combine field experience with lectures, seminars, and oral and written reports. Each practicum provides direct personal interaction with working professionals in their everyday environment.