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Course ID:FANR 4990. 1-4 hours.
Course Title:Senior Thesis in Natural Resources
A written thesis and oral presentation capstone of research in natural resources under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
Athena Title:Senior Thesis
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FANR 4500, FANR 4500S
Nontraditional Format:This is a capstone course under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Students will write a thesis that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry into a fundamental, unknown, scientific problem. Participation in senior thesis requires the submission of a proposal the prior semester that was approved by the supervising faculty member and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The thesis is written in close collaboration with the faculty member and must be approved by that faculty member and a second faculty reader. The student will apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape the research question and applied skills and techniques learned to complete the research project. The student will have gathered data, synthesized relevant literature, analyzed, and interpreted data. The student will demonstrate in writing the contribution to the discovery and interpretation of knowledge significant to their field of study. The student will have presented results in the form of a properly formatted, professionally rigorous thesis document and through the formal presentation of the thesis to faculty and peers at during an approved event (e.g., Senior Thesis and Senior Project Symposium). The student may be required to participate in meetings or workshops organized by the faculty research mentor or a Senior Thesis Coordinator and to attend a minimum number of presentations by peers.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
Syllabus: No Syllabus Available