Some students may find that they have a specific interest in a topic related to recreation and leisure services not addressed in the coursework. For example, a student may want to complete a literature review on a relevant topic, conduct a small research project, or engage in an experiential learning opportunity such as Outward Bound or the National Outdoor Leadership School. These students are encouraged to explore the Independent Study option. Students design their Independent Study in cooperation with a supportive faculty member for 1, 2, or 3 credits. The specific requirements and forms for an independent study can be obtained from the Registrar. Forms entail completing a proposal form that includes the general scope of the study or project and the designation of the independent study faculty advisor, and a description of the goals and outcomes of the study or project.