Mentored Study provides one-on-one study each semester with a faculty mentor chosen by the student. Meetings are regular and frequent and are based on writing the student produces. The course gives students the freedom to pursue their own directions seriously and intensively, while faculty mentors engage and guide them through in-depth discussion and detailed critical commentary. In consultation with the mentor a student may also choose to incorporate relevant reading into the course. This reading provides the basis for reflective or critical writing by the student that becomes part of the overall dialogue. Groups of three or more students with shared interests may combine their Mentored Study units to arrange Special Tutorials.