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Course Overview

This course serves as a transition from students’ preparatory coursework to their dissertation proposal. Under supervision of a faculty member, students will complete a Concept Paper that identifies their research question(s) and defines key concepts that underlie those research questions. The Concept Paper also specifies the theoretical framework(s) to be adopted for research and discusses previous literature assumed as background information. Upon approval of a student’s completed Concept Paper by the instructor, the student will then give a Concept Paper Presentation to the full faculty and take the field exam, both of which are developed on the basis of the student’s completed Concept Paper. LIN 883 may be repeated one time.

Credits: 3
Distribution: Doctorate, Graduate
Prerequisites: Successful completion of LIN 880 Guided Research Project and LIN Faculty approval of the GRP presentation.

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Admissions Requirements

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