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Master's Thesis Seminar

Semester and Year FA 2003
Course Number K70.2225
Section 001
Units 4.0
Level G
Foundation Requirement


pass/fail only. sec. 1 for the artistic thesis; sec. 2 for the research or project thesis.


This course engages students in the conceptual and technical processes leading to a thesis: articulating a core problem, reviewing appropriate literatures, designing effective methods, and constructing persuasive analyses. Through discussions of both published research articles and student work, the seminar examines the conventions of scholarly discourse, strategies of analysis and argumentation, and the ways in which writing can serve as a means to discover ideas. Students also learn academic writing skills; the conventions of scholarly discourse; strategies for building arguments; and the use of writing to explore ideas. Sections of the course focus on different thesis formats (research, artistic, project), but all take the student to the stage of preparing a thesis proposal.

Course Type

Graduate Core (CORE-GG)

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