ES 774: Dissertation Proposal

Synonym:

73392 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Charles Curtin

Credits:

4

Seats:

15

Semester:

Spring 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Fri 2/4 (1:00PM-6:59PM)
Sun 2/6 (9:00AM-11:59AM)
Fri 4/1 (1:00PM-6:59PM)
Sun 4/3 (9:00AM-11:59AM)

Description:

Competency Area: Integrated Projects
Required of and restricted to Ph.D. III students.

This seminar allows students to devote themselves to developing and refining the research questions that are the foundation of a dissertation, and to exploring, analyzing and critiquing methods specific to their research interests with the purpose of selecting the methods they will employ. Upon completion of this seminar students should have completed or be very close to completing a draft research proposal, which sets forth the nature of their dissertation inquiry and a detailed account of the methods to be used. Since the proposal also contains material supporting the relevance of the dissertation topic and the appropriateness of the chosen methods, the seminar will also focus on the organization of literature surveys and the identification of key references that serve as models for the specific dissertation work. (Additional contact hours will be met by specific coursework designed to be completed on-line.)