Case Studies and Thesis Design

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Fall 2017 quarter

Taught by

geography, environmental studies
ecology, conservation biology, wildlife biology

The fourth program in the core sequence allows students to deepen their understanding of the research process as they make decisions about their own thesis research design and methodology. Activities and assignments help students understand how their thesis builds upon and fills gaps they identify in previous research. Students will complete a literature review to guide their their own research framework and study design. They will write a prospectus in collaboration with a reader assigned in the course of Case Studies to facilitate the thesis research process. Through this course, students will improve their ability to communicate academic research to a broad audience via posters and oral presentations. Successful completion of this program is required to enroll for thesis credits.



Program Details


Fall Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

6-10p Tue/Thu

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning