ES 505A: Master's Thesis Sem

2008-01-07 -

Faculty changed.

Synonym:

52157 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Melissa Laser

Credits:

2

Seats:

14

Semester:

Spring 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 1/24 - 3/6 (4:30PM-6:29PM)
Thursdays 3/27 - 4/24 (4:30PM-6:29PM)
Sat 3/29 (9:00AM-3:59PM)

Description:

Required for all students doing a Master's Thesis and restricted to CB, RMC & IND.

This seminar introduces students to the thesis research process. Emphasis is placed upon selecting and shaping the research topic including library research skills, how to review relevant research and theory, developing hypotheses and research questions, writing a literature review and developing appropriate methods. Through lectures, discussions, written assignments, peer review, and informal presentations, students will develop their research topic, culminating with a research prospectus, which can serve as a working proposal. The thesis seminar provides the opportunity for students to share their knowledge in a selected topic of interest and provides the class the chance to discuss the greater ramifications, relevance, and complexity of a variety of environmental topics.