Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

6451. Dissertation Preparation Seminar

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to doctoral students in Social Work, others with permission.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

The Dissertation Seminar is designed to assist students in identifying suitable dissertation topics and developing appropriate methodological approaches. The seminar provides opportunities to assist students in building a firm foundation upon which to engage in independent research and scholarship to advance existing knowledge. Students are required to prepare papers related to their dissertation topic for presentation and discussion with the doctoral student group. Outside speakers from the UConn community are brought in to engage students on issues related to library resources, report writing, research funding support, data analysis, and the institutional review board process. The seminar will develop and strengthen students' scientific communication skills in preparation for the initiation of their dissertation proposal. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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