Document Type

Graduate Syllabus


Spring 2023



Course Number

DIPL 6311 NA

Course Description

This course is designed to help students learn research, writing, and presentational skills that they can apply to all academic and professional pursuits. The ultimate goal is to complete a well­ written, strongly argued, and thoroughly documented Masters Research Project. The course includes both class and individual meetings. The first weeks focus on helping students turn their research interests into a research puzzle, find and use sources, develop hypotheses, conceptualize variables, and identify an effective research design. The next weeks mix class and individual meetings with the professor to help students shape their particular projects, with a focus on writing and revising. During the last week the students present their research findings.