Independent study is a method of earning credit for matter not listed in the catalog. An independent study may enrich and deepen a regular course in some specific and describable way, or it may be a research project in an area not directly connected with a course. Independent study is intended for strong students who want to do something extra. It cannot be a method for solving scheduling difficulties. An independent study bears the number 291 or 491. A descriptive title for the study should be included on the application form.