GEOL498 (Liberal Arts) Independent Study 4 hrs. 2 crs. Individual 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. Minimum 4 hours/week. Hours arranged. Field trips may be required. Not offered on a regular basis. Availability to be determined by the department. 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.