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HUMS695: Thesis

Course Description

To analyze existing research, collate or collect data, and apply it in the context of an existing problem. Thesis identifies a problem, states the hypothesis or research question, identifies major assumptions, explains the significance of the undertaking, sets forth the sources for and methods of gathering information, analyzes the data, and offers a conclusion or recommendation based on the data and theoretical framing. Appropriate standards of validity and reliability must be evident in tool development and data collection. Finished thesis evidences critical and independent thinking, appropriate organization and format, and thorough documentation. Requires at least 400 hours of effort. Students must apply for the permission to pursue a thesis and be approved before being registered in the Thesis course. Pre-requisites: Completion of all Required courses plus HUMS630.

Course Credits

  • 12.00

To analyze existing research, collate or collect data, and apply it in the context of an existing problem. Thesis identifies a problem, states the hypothesis or research question, identifies major assumptions, explains the significance of the undertaking, sets forth the sources for and methods of gathering information, analyzes the data, and offers a conclusion or recommendation based on the data and theoretical framing. Appropriate standards of validity and reliability must be evident in tool development and data collection. Finished thesis evidences critical and independent thinking, appropriate organization and format, and thorough documentation. Requires at least 400 hours of effort. Pre-requisites: All first year courses in the CAM, DEM or HSPB programs (21 credits) and HUMS 630 Advanced Research Methods. Students must apply for the permission to pursue a thesis and be approved before being registered in the Thesis course.