Marymount California University
30800 Palos Verdes Dr. East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-6299
Telephone: (310) 377-5501, ext. 7215
Fax: (310) 303-7204
DIRECTED STUDY (catalog courses)
Directed study is a course that appears in the Marymount California University catalog but is NOT being offered in the semester or session the student wishes to take it. The student can register and receive credit for such a course by working independently under the supervision of a faculty sponsor. In a directed study the faculty member shares the responsibility with the student, generally planning readings and/or projects and meeting with the student regularly to ensure that minimum contact hours and content requirements are met.
PRACTICUM (1-6 units)
296: Provides the opportunity for students to enhance their classroom experience by devoting additional time in assisting other students, such as serving as a teaching assistant or performing service with a community organization in connection with course content of students' currently enrolled classes.
396-496: Provides the option for students who can make a commitment to an organization/company for definite hours during the semester. 396-496 integrates school and professional learning experiences and provides the opportunity for students to experience self-directed learning, produce reflective documents, and engage in transformative learning outside the classroom while taking traditional courses.
Participation Requirements: For students with Frosh, Soph, Junior, or Senior Standing: Must be in good academic standing; co-curricular requirements are up to date; application and consent approved by instructor of record.
INDEPENDENT STUDY (295 courses)
Independent study answers the need for individual research and expression in special areas of interest that are NOT included in the regular course offerings. It provides training for life-long learning by providing experience in selecting a study project, mastering the necessary library and research techniques for assembling data and devising suitable means of evaluation. In independent study the student has the responsibility for planning, implementing, and presenting the project, where applicable. The faculty sponsor approves the project, meets with the student several times in the term, and evaluates the final results.
INTERNSHIP (12 units)
391 and 491: Intended for students in their junior or senior year who want to immerse themselves in a full-time work experience. An internship is a partnership between the student, Marymount California University and a company or organization. The student will work closely with a faculty mentor and the Career Services Office to develop appropriate learning outcomes and to identify an organization/company offering a comprehensive experience focused on research, analysis and specific areas of interest in a structured work environment under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
Our programs are designed for students who truly want to make a difference. Courses emphasize problem solving, communication strategies and a sense of entrepreneurship. With a focus on the future, Marymount California continues to
grow. We're expanding our campus, our faculty and our programs all to help our students realize their full academic and
professional potential. Grow with us. See your future through our eyes. It looks amazing.