This course allows graduate students to explore an area of academic interest not covered in regular course offerings. As in any graduate seminar, the course must terminate in a research paper or its equivalent. Students may enroll in this course only after they have received the approval in writing of the faculty member with whom they would like to work. Before the supervising faculty member grants approval, the student must submit a preliminary reading list and an indication of the kind and scope of the final product (e.g. 20-page paper, ten-min. video).