This application form must be completed by the student and approved by the faculty member supervising the directed reading course. Once completed and signed, it must be submitted to the assistant dean of the college for final approval. Applications are due by the end of the semester preceding the directed reading. If approved, the 410 course will be added to your schedule by the Office of the Registrar. Directed reading courses are not open to unclassified students (i.e. exchange or Year Five students)
Name: ASC ID # Date:
Class: ASC Box: Telephone:
Proposal Attach a description of your proposed course to the application (include responses to the questions listed on the reverse side of this form).
Semester: Credit Hours:
NOTE: A 410 course carries one to four semester hour credits.
Procedure for Directed Reading/410 Course Application
Directed Reading courses (numbered 410s) may be offered by any department in the College and may be taken by senior majors and qualified juniors. A Directed Reading course allows students to pursue work in areas outside a department's listed courses. Directed Reading courses differ from Senior Thesis (490s), which allows students to explore some field of intellectual or artistic interest and to produce a related piece of work and from Directed Research (440s) which allows students to work with a faculty member on a project related to a particular field of intellectual or artistic interest. Ordinarily, a student will take no more than two semester courses of Directed Reading. Please note that Directed Reading courses (410s) are not open to unclassified students (such as exchange or Year Five students)
Consult with faculty director and formulate the project.
Attach a description of your proposed course to the application (the description should include responses to the following questions which will result in a preliminary course syllabus)
Describe your intended course of study, be as specific as possible. Include a general outline, preliminary reading list, and the method of evaluation that will be used in the course.
How often will you meet with your instructor? What will be the course requirements?
Explain why you would like to take this course and note why this course is more appropriate than regular courses offered. Include a discussion of previous courses which you believe have prepared you for this study. Any other relevant information will be welcome.