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Course Descriptions Independent Studies

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Updated for 2013-2014

Students who wish to design and complete individual study projects geared to their particular interests, aptitudes and needs may register for this option. Plans must be approved by an appropriate faculty member who supervises and grades the project outcomes (usually completed within one semester). This study provides the student with an opportunity to participate in the creation of academic learning experiences geared to individual needs, interests, aptitudes and desired outcomes. Any student registering at Leeward CC may design an independent study project at one of three levels:

1. Developmental (99)

2. Introductory (199)

3. Enrichment (299)

The study must be managed by at least one student-selected advisor and approved by the advisor’s Division Chairperson. While there are no prerequisites, an advisor may recommend particular preparation before a student may undertake a project. The independent study could take the form of self-directed reading, research, fieldwork experience, public performance or an occupational experience. For further information, see the appropriate faculty member, counselor or other college official.

ED 289 Educational Psychology

The aim of this course is to furnish the prospective teacher with the basic psychological sophistication needed for classroom teaching. Topics include role and scope of educational psychology, meaning and learning, evaluation and measurement, and social, affective, cognitive and developmental factors in learning. (formerly PSY 298) Prerequisite: PSY 100, ENG 22 with a grade of “C” or placement in ENG 100 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

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