Thesis Research Seminar and Workshop
Conducting and completing a thesis is a challenging, dynamic and adaptive process that, in addition to student/supervisor interactions, can also benefit greatly from the mutual intellectual engagement of peers in a structured, mentor-facilitated setting. The purpose of this course is to provide a productive intellectual community forum to strengthen and tailor knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence relevant for designing and executing a master's thesis. While attentive and adaptable to the varied needs of thesis researchers, the course explores and clarifies some of the foundational aspects of thesis work including developing a suitable research question, theoretical and conceptual framework, and method. A workshop format is used, involving submission of relevant elements from students' own thesis research work prior to class, and review of peers' submissions.
Understand how key features of high quality MS level thesis research relate to the student's own thesis project; Develop constructive criticism skills in relation to peer research projects; Incorporate peer and mentor criticism into the thesis research.
For pass/fail: pass is achieved by completing the required submission and review requirements and attending the workshop classes.