Master's Degree

Course Information
Proposal Development

Course Description
The purpose of this course is to assist graduate students in the preparation of their thesis or dissertation research proposal. Students will produce the first three chapters of their thesis by the end of the course.
Contacts
Instructor

Jeff Miller
jdmiller@uark.edu

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

The Elements of an Effective Dissertation & Thesis
Calebrese, R. L.
ISBN: 978-1578863501
Publisher: R&L Education

Writing a successful Thesis or Dissertation
Lunenburgh, F., & Irby, B. J.
ISBN: 9781412942256
Publisher: Corwin Press

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
Edition: 7th
ISBN: 978-1-4338-3217-8

The Elements of Style
Strunk, W., & White, E. B.
ISBN: 978-0205309023
Publisher: Pearson


Course Access
 
About 3 - 4 weeks before the semester starts, they will receive an email inviting them to the University of Arkansas organization. If students do not have a Microsoft account, they will have to create one. Students taking a course taught by the University of Arkansas will be granted access to the University of Arkansas course management system, Blackboard. An email will be sent to the email address provided by the student's home university with detailed instructions about procedures for logging into Blackboard and the online course. If students have not received the invite they can contact the University of Arkansas campus coordinator, Madison Fielding. If they are having trouble with logging into Blackboard, they can contact our IT Help Desk at 479-575-4357.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

Reuel Drilon is a student in the gerontology and aging studies program.As a non-traditional college student in my early 50s, living and working in the Pacific Island of Guam, choosing the right program for graduate studies was very important to me. The process of selecting the right program was intentional – it had to offer a diverse student population, professors with real-life experiences, a safe space to share cultural perspectives, and a curriculum that offered classes that were aligned with students’ educational and professional goals. The Great Plains IDEA program met and exceeded all my expectations. Concepts from every course have been applied in my profession to the extent that it has aided in the expansion of our services and the population we serve. As I reflect on these successes, I attribute much of it to the genuine care of the GP IDEA professors who were as passionate about the success of each student as they were in the subjects they taught. GP IDEA was definitely the right program for me!

– – Reuel C. Drilon, Gerontology and Aging Studies Graduate Student,
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