Master's Degree

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Spring 2021 Course Information
Technical Communication

Course Description
Course focused on audience identification, writing, editing, and production of social science-based materials for publication; emphasis on thesis writing, research manuscript development, and grantsmanship. Principles include communicating information relevant to human subject research in agriculture, natural resources, and life sciences to the general public, research peers and funding agencies.

Jeff Miller

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

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The Elements of an Effective Dissertation and Thesis: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting it Right the First Time
Calabrese, Raymond
ISBN: 978-1578863518
Publisher: Lanham, MD:R&L Education

The Elements of Style
Strunk,Jr.,W & White, E.B.
Edition: 4th
ISBN: 978-0205309023
Publisher: New York, NY:Pearson

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2020)
American Psychological Association
Edition: 7th
ISBN: 978-1433832178

Course Access
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.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

– – Brooke Noble, Dietetics Graduate
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