SCD699 Integrative Seminar
Capstone course for the degree. Applied research projects and papers from SCD 620 for constructive discussion and feedback. Content of previous courses integrated in a seminar format. Appropriate topics and issues related to social transformation and community development analyzed. Students discuss how they will apply knowledge and skills learned in the program in their future professional experiences. Grading is H, S, or U only. Students who do not complete the applied research project within the two-month period may, at the instructors¿ discretion, receive a grade of 'I' (Incomplete). The maximum time frame for completion is 6 months after the official end date. Grading is by H, S, or U only. Course is eligible for an "IP" grade.
- Apply research findings to develop a paper describing an applied development initiative (SCD 610 and SDC 650).
- Synthesize course work and experiences in the program to participate in a graduate seminar.
- Evaluate cases and papers in a constructive feedback process.
- Apply feedback to refine paper and project.
- Evaluate and assess important aspects of social transformation and community development, such as quality of life and social indicatiors, demographic trends, and the success/failure of initiatives and use the assessment for project improvement.