Supervised independent research on a topic agreed on by the student and a faculty supervisor before enrolment in the course. Open to advanced CAS major and minor students with a strong background in contemporary Asian studies. A maximum of one year of Independent Research courses is allowed per program. Contact hours with the supervisor may vary, but typically comprise of one hour per week. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. To enrol, please contact email@example.com to request an application form, which should be filled out in consultation with the faculty supervisor and include a detailed description of the course topic, reading list, and assignments/marking scheme. Students must submit the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week before the start of term.