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Course Code: EVSP699 Course ID: 2781 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

Designed specifically for students with an interest in scholarly research or continuing their academic career in doctoral studies, this course requires students to present original scholarly research. The capstone thesis must have a substantial research component, which will include research questions and presentation of an original argument using proper academic writing conventions. Students writing a capstone thesis will collect and analyze data from carefully documented primary and/or secondary sources, and will develop a rigorous research paper in the style of a traditional scientific paper (i.e., abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, references). The capstone thesis must represent an original contribution to the body of knowledge within the broad field of environmental policy and management. The theories, research methods, analytical skills, and substantive knowledge obtained through the Environmental Policy and Management curriculum provide the basis for the thesis project. NOTE: This is intended to be the final course in the degree program. This course is 16 weeks in length. (Prerequisite: EVSP601)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 04/24/2022 January Winter 2022 Session A 16 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 05/29/2022 February Winter 2022 Session K 16 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 06/26/2022 March Winter 2022 Session C 16 Week session
10/26/2021 - 04/01/2022 04/04/2022 - 07/24/2022 April Spring 2022 Session A 16 Week session
11/30/2021 - 04/29/2022 05/02/2022 - 08/21/2022 May Spring 2022 Session K 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

  • LO-1 Practice sound research methods in support of scholarly research.
  • LO-2 Apply the scientific method to the investigation of a research hypothesis or research question(s).
  • LO-3 Discriminate between scientifically valid, primary literature and popular literature.
  • LO-4 Evaluate an environmental policy and management issue through quantitative and qualitative means.
  • LO-5 Formulate new research questions, using scientific data, reason and persuasion in a logical argument.
  • LO-6 Demonstrate professional communication skills.
NameGrade %
Forum 10.00 %
Forum 1 0.63 %
Forum 2 0.63 %
Forum 3 0.63 %
Forum 4 0.63 %
Forum 5 0.63 %
Forum 6 0.63 %
Forum 7 0.63 %
Forum 8 0.63 %
Forum 9 0.63 %
Forum 10 0.63 %
Forum 11 0.63 %
Forum 12 0.63 %
Forum 13 0.63 %
Forum 14 0.63 %
Forum 15 0.63 %
Forum 16 0.63 %
Presentation 10.00 %
3 Minute Thesis Presentation 10.00 %
Final Capstone Thesis 80.00 %
Final Submission Capstone Thesis 80.00 %

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

  • LO-1 Practice sound research methods in support of scholarly research.
  • LO-2 Apply the scientific method to the investigation of a research hypothesis or research question(s).
  • LO-3 Discriminate between scientifically valid, primary literature and popular literature.
  • LO-4 Evaluate an environmental policy and management issue through quantitative and qualitative means.
  • LO-5 Formulate new research questions, using scientific data, reason and persuasion in a logical argument.
  • LO-6 Demonstrate professional communication skills.
Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
ISBN:NTR
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.