GEOL497 (Liberal Arts) Independent Study 6 hrs. 3 crs. Independent Study or research on advanced topics under the supervision of a member of the faculty. Preq: Permission of instructor prior to registration. Not open to students with a combined total of 12 credits in Independent Study in the Natural Sciences Department. Field trips may be required. A formal report on topic is required. PASS/FAIL after 6 credits of Independent Study in Natural Sciences have been completed. A student may register for only one independent study course in the Natural Sciences Department per semester, intersession or summer session.