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700.801.01 Bioethics Program Thesis Seminar

Department:
Berman Institute (Bioethics)
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday,  1:30 - 4:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Contact:
Travis Rieder
Course Instructor:
  • Travis N. Rieder
Resources:
Description:

Provides students with the basic research and organizational skills needed for successful completion of the MBE thesis. Addresses skills needed to conduct a literature review, choose an appropriate topic, and construct a rigorous argument.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Formulate and clearly communicate research questions, conceptual claims, and argumentative structure
  2. Review and critically evaluate existing literature
  3. Outline a sustained, multi-part argument
Methods of Assessment:

Participation and Peer Review: 20%, Term Paper Outline: 10%, Thesis Outline: 10%, Term Paper: 60%

Enrollment Restriction:

MBE students only

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Course meets in Deering Hall; LLC Room