ES 776: Dissertation Seminar

Synonym:

63431 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Alesia Maltz

Credits:

4

Seats:

15

Semester:

Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Fri 9/11 (1:00PM-6:59PM)
Sat 9/12 (8:00AM-11:59AM)
Sat 9/12 (2:00PM-5:59PM)
Sun 9/13 (8:00AM-11:59AM)
Fri 11/6 (1:00PM-6:59PM)
Sat 11/7 (8:00AM-11:59AM)
Sat 11/7 (2:00PM-5:59PM)
Sun 11/8 (8:00AM-11:59AM)

Description:

Competency Area: Dissertation Process
Restricted to Ph.D. IV students.

Prerequisites: Completion of theIntegrated Essay, Service Project, and approved Dissertation Proposal. Students should be actively engaged in researching and writing the dissertation. This year-long seminar is designed to provide support and consultation for students in the process of formulating and carrying out their doctoral dissertation research. Topics to be addressed during the year include: ongoing evaluation and assessment of research methods, research ethics, dilemmas of working in the field, analysis, writing the dissertation, making formal presentations, dissemination of research results, and transformations you experience in your growth as a scholar. Students along with the instructors are intended to serve as a peer community, providing support, advice, and critique. Each semester, students will make a formal presentation to the class documenting the current state of their research and bringing to the class the expertise they have developed. Additional faculty may be brought in as needed to provide input in special topic areas. (Additional contact hours will be met by specific coursework designed to be completed on-line.)