By arrangement between individual students and faculty members, the College offers independent study courses designed to provide an opportunity to pursue topics in depth beyond that usually required or available in formal classes. Topics will vary with the student and the subject. Independent study is conducted under the guidance and at the discretion of a faculty member qualified in the subject area of the student's interest. These courses will be identified as "independent study" on transcripts and may yield a variable number of credits (ordinarily 3 credits). Independent study is considered part of a regular course load and regular academic calendar deadlines and requirements will apply. Interested students may obtain information from the Dean of Academic Affairs Office.