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380.821.01 PFRH Proposal Writing Seminar

Department:
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Term:
1st term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Contact:
M. E. Hughes
Course Instructor :
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Must be PFRH Doctoral Student; must have completed second-year comprehensive exams.

Description:

Focuses on development of dissertation project, writing dissertation proposal, and preparation for Preliminary Exams. Explains dissertation expectations and requirements. Reviews dissertation proposal structure and components. Discusses evaluation of existing research, identification of gaps and topics, and design of research projects. Emphasizes clear communication of ideas. Provides opportunity to present work-in-progress and receive peer feedback. Introduces proposal assessment through review of peers’ work. Provides forum to practice proposal presentation answering questions.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate progress towards completion of a dissertation proposal and successfully completing the School-Wide Preliminary Examination.
  2. Recognize and critically evaluate the elements of a research proposal.
  3. Provide constructive feedback on research proposals.
Methods of Assessment:

Presentation of progress on dissertation proposal.

Enrollment Restriction:

PFRH Doctoral Students only

Instructor Consent:

No consent required