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New “Self-Study Option” for select courses offered in Fall 2013!

Starting in Fall 2013, students will have a new option for how they complete the required Human Physiology 300-level courses (HPHY 321, 322, 323, 324, 325 and 371). Students can select to register for a Self-Study Option in place of the traditional version of the course. The Self-Study Option has been designed to serve students unable to regularly attend lecture due to work, family or other commitments, or students who learn best on their own, as opposed to while interacting with others.

In a nutshell, the differences between the traditional course and the Self-Study Option are that the students enrolled in the Self-Study Option would be expected to watch on-line video recordings of the interactive lectures, rather than participating in the interactive lecture twice a week. All students would still attend one of the many 2-hour weekly labs for the course, complete daily/weekly class and lab assignments, and be in attendance to complete the 2-3 course exams each term. The Self-Study Option is available by instructor authorization, so if you are interested, see Cindy or the Peer Advisors in the HPHY office to fill out a Self-Study Clearance Form.

More information is available at http://physiology.uoregon.edu/undergraduate/student-guide/major-requirements/what-is-the-self-study-option