ITI Independent Study provides the framework for you to design, negotiate and manage a learning program of approximately 150 hours based on your experience, knowledge and work intentions. If you are an ITI major who meets the required qualifications, you may apply to undertake 04:547:460 Independent Study, a 3-credit course.
ITI Independent Study represents a significant learning opportunity for you to explore a course of study that is typically not available through the range of ITI electives. Building on the knowledge and skills you learned during the major, you’ll:
To be eligible to undertake 04:547:460 Independent Study, you must:
Meet with ITI Director Warren Allen to discuss the nature, objectives and outcomes of the Independent Study and develop a full proposal. Contact a full-time faculty member in the department to discuss your proposal. Once a professor commits to work with you:
The deadline for submission is before the end of the Add/Drop period. Submit the completed application with a copy of your transcripts and your written proposal to the Office of Student Services in Room 214 of the SC&I building. Once you receive approval, you are assigned a Special Permission Number to proceed with the enrollment and commence your Independent Study.
Prepare an Independent Study proposal approximately three pages long that covers:
You’ll engage in extensive critical reading, analysis and review of pertinent literature pertinent selected in collaboration with your supervising faculty member who will determine how your work will be evaluated.
You’ll meet regularly with an academic supervisor throughout the program to:
You’ll develop a final project in collaboration with your supervising faculty member that will be part of your student portfolio. Together, you’ll develop the mode of presentation, the evaluation criteria and the length of your independent study. For example, this might be a research-based paper of considerable depth and scope, or it might be a written paper that accompanies some technical project such as a website or database.
You’re required to keep a journal that includes:
The ITI program offers a Senior Thesis option to undergraduates who excel in the major. Senior Thesis students conduct original research under the supervision of a faculty advisor and an honors thesis committee. In order to be accepted into the program, you must meet the specified eligibility requirements.
To be eligible, you must meet:
Once you’ve been accepted, follow these steps:
You may also participate in your college honors program under the sponsorship of the department.