CSC 498 - Independent Study in Computer Science

Catalog Description:
Detailed investigation of computing topics of particular interest to advanced undergraduate computer science majors under faculty direction. Appropriate topics may include software development projects, tutorial work on new or emerging technologies, or exploration of an emerging computing topic. The experience must be arranged in advance by the student and approved by the Department of Computer Science prior to enrollment. A minimum of 45 hours must be completed for each credit hour earned. An independent study proposal and final report approved by the faculty mentor and the department are required. Individualized/Independent Study courses require a Course Agreement for Students Enrolled in Non-Standard Courses be completed by the student and faculty member prior to registration by the department. At most 6 credit hours of CSC 498 and/or CSC 499 may be applied to degree.
Contact Hours: Prerequisites: Varies by project.
Co-requisites: Varies by project.
Restrictions: Varies by project.
Coordinator: Dr. Sarah Heckman
Textbook: None

Course Outcomes:
By the end of the independent study course, students will be able to

  1. plan an independent study experience including topics, schedule, and expected deliverables as appropriate for the proposed work
  2. apply the knowledge and skills gained from the course content as described in the specific independent study proposal
  3. report on the independent study expectations and results via an audience-sensitive written report

 Topics will vary by project.

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