Students can discuss with faculty to select a topic, if student�s research interest cannot be found in existing specialized courses in this doctorate program. Students may enroll in this course with approval of their advisor to conduct independent research and study with the guidance of an approved faculty member. Students may register for this independent study course only one time. One of the professors must agree to work with the student on a special topic before registering. Prerequisite: the required course, and six specialized courses. Prerequisite: DLS 701 and five specialized courses.