No matter how extensive the catalog offerings, sometimes a student needs a specialty course not currently provided. When a Personalized Course will not serve this need, another option is available: A Custom Course.
The Personalized Course option allows a student to explore a personal, academic, or career interest area that is not currently offered by the course catalog. The course results in elective credit.
A Personalized Course must be pre-approved by the student's PEC and the instructor who will be overseeing the course. The student submits a proposal, uses feedback to refine, and then completes the course as described in the approved proposal. Changes made mid-course must be pre-approved.
Each semester of a Personalized Course must comprise approximately 90 hours of learning and activities. This time can include both the learning and demonstration of the learning. Reading, researching, completing projects, and other activities related to the class can be counted toward this expected time requirement.
While a course can provide for a learning curve, scaffolding up to a desired level, the ultimate level of learning - as demonstrated by the end of the class- must be at a high school level or above.
The Personalized Course option allows a student to explore a personal, academic, or career interest area that is not currently offered by the course catalog. The course results in an elective credit.