Readings and Project courses are four-credit, individual instruction courses a student can take along with a faculty advisor. These courses allow students to focus more specifically on a topic they are interested in, either through assigned reading material or a project designed by student and advisor.

Requirements for Readings and Project Courses:

  • The responsibility of finding a faculty advisor lies with the student. He or she is welcome to talk with faculty to discuss mutual interest in a particular topic and the availability of the faculty member for an individual instruction course.
  • The primary faculty advisor must have an appointment within the College of Computer and Information Science.
  • The student must have completed at least 16 credit hours of coursework prior to taking one of these courses.
  • A maximum of two Readings and/or Project courses can be taken towards an MS degree.
  • These courses do not count towards a concentration.
  • The student must include both how the research will be carried and how the course will be graded in the course description on the electronic form.

To register for a CS 8982 Readings or CS 8674 Project course, please visit the Forms page and complete the required form with the help of your faculty advisor. Forms can be returned to Megan Barry for processing.