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IDIS-D 601 Graduate Project Proposal Seminar (3 cr.)

During the course, students progress from a thesis idea to a full Graduate Project Proposal. This process involves extensive literature review and development of appropriate methodology. At the end of the course, students will have developed the first two chapters of their thesis. In addition students will identify their thesis committee.

Course structure

  • Start: area of interest or vague research idea
  • End: well-defined and researched thesis proposal
    • two chapters of thesis:
      • (1) literature review (2) method
    • knowledge of relevant research ethics
    • thesis committee members identified
    • signed thesis proposal form submitted to director

Required: One meeting of the entire thesis committee with the student to discuss the thesis proposal.

Course format

  1. The graduate project proposal seminar may be taken as a course with other students taught by the M.I.S. Director, or
  2. The course may be taken as independent study with a member of the thesis committee.

Recommended Text

Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., & Williams, J. M. (2003). The Craft of Research. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Campus Events

Last day to Withdraw from 2nd 7 week class

Last day to Withdraw from 2nd 7 week class

April 6th, 2020

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Classes end (full-term and 2nd 7 week classes)
Final exams begin

Final exams begin

April 29th, 2020

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Final exams end

Final exams end

May 5th, 2020

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POSTPONED: Academic Honors Convocation

POSTPONED: Academic Honors Convocation

May 7th, 2020

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Transcripts with grades available

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May 11th, 2020

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Official grades available in One.IU

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May 11th, 2020

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POSTPONED: IU Southeast Commencement

POSTPONED: IU Southeast Commencement

May 11th, 2020

6:45 PM - 9:00 PM

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