GPHD8997: Introduction to Dissertation Proposal Writing (“Mini-Proposal”)

Credits 4
The student learns about the dissertation process, the "inner and outer dissertations," and the expected content and format of proposals and dissertations. The student focuses the research topic, questions, hypotheses, and methods, and prepares a preliminary proposal ("mini-proposal"). Extensive structure, support, and feedback are provided for this work. This course is needed before the student moves into getting a Dissertation Chair, establishing a committee, and registering for dissertation.