Independent Learning Project (PSYC 371)

What is it?

An Independent Learning Project (ILP) is supervised reading or research at the upper-division level.

What are the benefits?

Students completing and Independent Learning Project are able to cover content that may otherwise not be offered in the curriculum.

Who is eligible?

Students who have completed 12 credits within the psychology department.

What do I need to do to take advantage of this opportunity?

If you are interested in an ILP, you are responsible for coming up with a loose idea of the topic you want to cover and for finding a faculty member who will agree to supervise your proposed project. Together with this faculty member, you should complete an ILP form. The ILP supervisor should sign this form, which will then be forwarded on to the department chair for final approval.

ILP forms are due at various times depending on the number of credits.

  • 4 credit ILP forms due to the Registrar by the 4th class day of the semester.
  • 3 credit ILP forms due to the Registrar by the start of B Mod
  • 2 credit ILP forms due to the Registrar by the start of C Mod
  • 1 credit ILP forms due to the Registrar by the start of D Mod

How is an ILP different from an ERP?

An ILP focuses on reading and content whereas an ERP is focuses on conducting empirical research with a faculty member.