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GRSC7001 GradFIRST Seminar

The objectives of this course will:

  • Promote successful transitions to graduate school through open communication about available campus resources

  • Provide focused professional development and training in transdisciplinary areas key to academic success in masters and doctoral programs

  • Include additional focused topics guided by faculty expertise

Enhance graduate student-faculty interaction/networking in a small class setting

Course Contents

Lecture#1: Introduction

Lecture#2: PhD Goals and Criteria

Lecture#3: Planning and Self-Reflection

Lecture#4: Student-Advisor Relationship

Lecture#5: Conflict

Lecture#6: General Research Process

Lecture#7: Literature Search and Reading

Lecture#8: Experimental or Theoretical Skills

Lecture#9: Data Analysis and Interpretation

Lecture#10: Manuscript Writing

Lecture#11: Research Presentation

Lecture#12: Research Ethic

Lecture#13: Time Management

Lecture#14: Metal Health

Lecture#15: Collaboration and Networking

Lecture#16: Research Habits

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