Naropa University Oakland

Master of Liberal Arts Program



Fall 2004


CSP 699: Independent Study



1)   Arrange appointment with your academic advisor to obtain preliminary approval for Independent Study.

2)   Complete this form. Speak with instructor to arrange Independent Study. Provide instructor with the completed form, along with a stamped envelope addressed to your academic advisor at Naropa Oakland.

3)   Instructor will mail signed form to academic advisor. After final advisor approval and signature, form will go to the Registrar’s Office for registration. DO NOT REGISTER YOURSELF FOR THIS COURSE THROUGH WEB REGISTRATION—all Independent Study courses must be entered by the registrar’s office. You can check your schedule through web registration at any time to confirm that you have been registered for your Independent Study.

4)   It is very important that this process is completed in order to document your Independent Study work and receive credit for it. It is your responsibility to insure that the Independent Study instructor has returned the form to your advisor in a timely manner. Form should be received by advisor no later than the last day of registration (August 24, 2004).


Student Name                                                                                                                 Date                                                 


Phone Number                                           Number of credits registered for Independent Study                                 


Email address                                                                                                                                                                          


Academic Advisor                                                                                                                                                                              


Independent Study Instructor                                                                                                                                              


Independent Study work is intended to deepen and/or broaden the curriculum of the Master’s Program.  It can be used to do research or practical work toward a Master’s thesis, to deepen or broaden particular areas related to students’ overall study in the Creation Spirituality Master’s Program; and/or to explore areas of work or interest in which students hope to be engaged in the future.  Generally, 1 credit of Independent Study is valued at 21 hours of class work.


Title of Independent Study                                                                                                                                                    


Rationale (how project relates to your Master’s study and personal/professional goals)





Methodology (how you intend to do this work, e.g., research, paper, etc. )








Proposed Date for Completion (deadline December 8, 2004)                                                                                       


Bibliography (Books and Resource) Please list bibliography on back of this paper or attach separate sheet.


Instructor’s Signature                                                                                         Date                                                         


Advisor’s Signature                                                                                             Date                                                         

(Advisor: Please give completed form to Aileen for registration.)