CIM 665 — Independent Research Project
Communications and Information Management
The Independent Research Project gives students with considerable work experience an opportunity to plan, research, produce, and present an approved field project or independent study under the supervision of a graduate faculty advisor. The independent study, research project, or field project should focus on a clearly defined problem, include communication and/or information managerial issues, and extend the student’s knowledge and experience in his/her area of specialization. As part of the course, the student will present and defend a report on the outcomes of the study or project. To obtain approval for an independent study, research project, or field project, one month before the anticipated beginning of the study the student must (1) meet with a faculty advisor and discuss the project, (2) develop a proposal for the project with a list of learning outcomes, (3) define what will be produced in the course, compose a timeline and proposed syllabus, (4) attach the faculty advisor’s approval, and (5) submit the completed proposal to the director of the program for final approval. The CIM Director after approving the independent study or independent research course will forward the signed form to the faculty member who will submit it to the Registrar. The student should then complete regular registration.
Requirements and Prerequisites
Prerequisites: Successful completion of 8 graduate level courses and permission of director of the graduate program