Students who plan to do either NAS 85 or NAS 86 will work under the supervision of a faculty member who will offer guidance and suggestions. However, each student bears full responsibility for developing and sustaining the research project and for completing the work in a timely manner. An Independent Study or Independent Research course will require as much work as any other course and will also require that each student schedule and manage his/her own time effectively.
Students who register to do an Independent Study or Independent Research in Native American Studies accept the responsibilities as well as the opportunities and challenges of carrying out a substantial piece of work on their own and bringing it to a successful conclusion. Students should expect that NAS 85 or NAS 86 will entail writing a paper of approximately thirty pages, or the equivalent amount of work as determined in the agreement with the faculty advisor.