Student-initiated intensive research courses supervised by faculty members of the Department. The student must obtain both a Supervisor's agreement and the Department's approval in order to register. The maximum number of Independent Research courses one may take is two full-course equivalents. Deadline for submitting applications to Department, including Supervisor's approval, is the first week of classes of the session. A full-course may be compressed into a single session or spread through two sessions; a half-course may similarly be done in either one session or across two sessions. These courses are open to majors and specialists only. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.