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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.

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