HL679 Humane Education Final Project

Course Description

Students will complete an approved applied research project or practical project designed in conjunction with a faculty advisor and/or an external mentor. Thesis or project topics must be approved by the faculty advisor. The research project will be documented by a written report, which will be suitable for the portfolio. 3 credits

Course Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Develop a research project which demonstrates the use of critical thinking knowledge, skills, and abilities that students have acquired in the program. Projects should show application of relevant facts, concepts, principles, and theories used when developing solutions to multifaceted, complex situations in humane leadership, animal policy and advocacy, and/or animal studies as they relate to humane education.
  • Design and conduct a significant empirical research study that employs relevant and appropriate theory-based applications of qualitative, quantitative, and/or survey research methodologies in the investigation of important humane education questions and problems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the research literature related to professional education practices and the ability to synthesize and interpret relevant literature in the construction of a theoretical framework.
  • Collect and analyze research data to generate clear and appropriate conclusions and implications for humane education practice and policy.
  • Adhere to the guidelines for scholarly publication established by the American Psychological Association in the construction of thesis/project and final manuscripts.
  • Defend their projects through thoughtful and critical discourse with faculty members, and the appropriate use of presentation technologies.

Course Topics

Topics covered in this course will be dependent upon the scope of the students' learning outcomes; therefore topics will be determined by the student, Faculty Advisor, and Field Instructor.

Course Materials

Any text used will be determined by the student and Faculty Advisor.