Special Project Courses
Special Project courses are individualized, student-designed courses sponsored by a member of the faculty. The course may consist of a specialized reading list and integrative paper, an independent research project, or experience as a research assistant. You may arrange a Special Project for 1/4, 1/2, or 1 unit by negotiating a contract with a faculty sponsor. (Forms are available in the Registrar's Office.)
Psychology faculty will sponsor a Special Project when they feel competent to supervise your proposed project, and when they judge that you have the academic background to successfully complete the project. Ordinarily, topics covered in regularly offered courses may not be the focus of Special Projects.