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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: EVSP601 Course ID: 4929 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course prepares the student to understand materials and issues associated with but not limited to the scientific method, research design, and qualitative and statistical analysis of data. This course is intended to guide the student through selection of a suitable topic for the capstone project or thesis. Once an approved topic is selected, the student will prepare a formal proposal to be used in the capstone course.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • LO-1 Demonstrate the use of selected research methods and tools in researching a given course topic.
  • LO-2 Evaluate the usefulness of various research approaches.
  • LO-3 Apply the scientific method to the investigation of a research question or hypothesis.
  • LO-4 Produce a literature review.
  • LO-5 Formulate new research questions, using scientific data, reason and persuasion in a logical argument.
  • LO-6 Produce a capstone proposal.

Readings will be identified in the Lessons area of the classroom and include library and web-based resources.

Additional Resources: Please go to the program guides in the APUS Library for additional resources:

Environmental Policy and Management

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) - American Public University System provides Microsoft Office 365 to AMU/APU students and faculty at no cost
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.