Independent study involves review of existing knowledge or studying for a certification. Independent study for 1.5 units or 3.0 units should involve about 4.5 hours or 9 hours per week, which adds to 72 hours or 144 hours total for the semester. The effort can be distributed unequally over the semester to fit the project and the student’s other obligations. The student must prepare a write-up outlining the topics of study along with deliverables for assessment of the students understanding of the topics in advance of the course.
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