Feb 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
2023-2024 Official General Catalog

COM 299 - Independent Study in Communications/Media Arts

An individual student project concerned with advanced work in a special area of communication.  Conducted under the direction of a faculty member, an independent course of study is to be a continuation of those skills already gained through the student’s coursework.  The option exists to run this course receiving from 1-3 credits as needed.  Topics and subject matter are variable.


Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  3 semester hours of College level work in Communications/Media Arts

Credits: (1-3)
By advisement only

Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Produce a short-form or longer-form academic project (visual, aural, or written) of considerable scope and depth relative to their independent study in Communications/Media Arts.
  2. Apply the skills and knowledge learned in their independent study to other areas of academic study both within and beyond the scope of the Communications/Media Arts Program.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to enter into an agreed academic contract with foreseeable and measureable responsibilities and goals, as well as quantifiably meet those responsibilities and goals.
  4. Possess the necessary time management and leadership skills to meet with the faculty advisor that agrees to oversee their independent study on a regular and punctual basis.