ES 699A: Master's Project


76281 (for web registration)




Jonathan Atwood






Summer 2011

Meeting Schedule:



Competency areas: CB, RMC & IND – Required for students who are NOT doing a Master’s Thesis; EAO, EE & Cert – Optional, Elective with written permission of program director.
Restricted to Spring 2010 and earlier.

The Master’s Project represents the culmination of a student’s work at Antioch. It differs from the Master’s Thesis in that the Project will typically be more descriptive in focus, and usually will not be defined by formal hypothesis-testing of theoretical concepts. The Master’s Project will often follow standardized approaches used in a student’s chosen field such as development of a regional land use plan, completion of a natural resource inventory, or preparation of a high school curriculum. Although not to the extent expected for a Thesis, students will be expected to research, develop and defend the methodological approach used in the project. Master’s Projects will be expected to be professional in their presentation, but need not adhere to Antioch’s formal Thesis Guidelines. The goals, content and format of the Master’s Project must be approved by the student’s program director and the ES Department faculty member who has agreed to evaluate the final document; supervision of the Project may involve a qualified person external to the department, or an ES Department faculty member.