The Special Topics Module aims to provide additional project and research opportunities for students in Landscape Architecture, Garden Design, Environmental Design and Management Courses, and other postgraduate courses. Students will work with designated faculty where mutual interests and expertise are available. Examples include a research paper shared with a faculty member, pursuing a branch of research in addition to and complimentary with the students’ research, an internal project proposed by one of the centres, or further and more specialised study as a continuation of a module. Independent study is optional, and will be possible where special interests of the student parallel the interests of faculty, School of Design and/or the Centres of Innovation. Special Topics may also take the form of a seminar or taught module where students interact and present selected topics in addition the written submission. Students are accepted for Special Topics (seminar or independent study) by permission of their advisor and from the designated lecturer, School, or Centre. In some cases, dependent upon permission of a students advisor, the Special Topics Module may be substituted for professional practice or other core module.