Please
contact the Stark Mathematics Coordinator, Dr. Oliver Ruff (oruff(at)kent.edu),
about forthcoming upper-division classes.

**A Note on Individual-Study Courses**

Mathematics majors
are sometimes interested in taking an upper-division course as an independent study.
This happens when the course is not offered in the semester when the student
needs to take it in order to graduate, or when the course gets cancelled due to
low enrolment. Students interested in independent study should talk to the
mathematics professor who would possibly conduct the study and to the Stark
Mathematics Coordinator. The following should be kept in mind:

·
Independent
study is a privilege and an exception; its approval cannot be expected for
granted. Professors conducting independent studies during fall and spring
semesters are not compensated for their work.

·
Studying
independently is harder than taking the corresponding regular course since the
same coursework (homework, tests, etc.) has to be done while there are no
lectures.

·
The
student should be a Math major who is taking classes predominantly at Kent
Stark.

·
The
student should be in good academic standing and it should be evident from
his/her coursework up to that point that the student is capable of studying
independently. This should be his/her first time taking the class.

·
The
student should make every effort to take the course at the time when it is
scheduled regularly, including the possibility to take the course at Kent. The
cases when the student missed opportunities to take the course at regularly
scheduled times will be looked at less favorably.