Independent Studies students are encouraged to explore a variety of interests and develop a perspective beyond that of a single discipline. Similarly, students are encouraged to explore a number of methods which may provide a depth of perspective on a specific area.
Most credit courses offered at the University of Waterloo are available to Independent Studies students. However, students are encouraged to tailor their programs to their learning needs which for some may mean taking few if any courses.
The ability to ask a meaningful question, obtain information related to that question, synthesize that information, and communicate conclusions, are important life-long learning skills that are central to Independent Studies and are also valued by employers.
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