Dr. Patrick Ryan

CYS 4403E Senior Project

Full Year Course - 2023-24

PRELIMINARY OUTLINE

Drs. Patrick Ryan and Daniella Bendo
pryan2@uwo.ca / dbendo2@uwo.ca
 

Dr. Ryan's Office: TBA
Hours:TBA
or by Appointment

Dr. Bendo's Office:TBA
Hours:TBA
or by Appointment


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

An independent research project in Childhood and Youth Studies under the direction of a faculty advisor.

In the 2023-24 year, there will be ten students admitted to the CYS Senior Project course.  Each student will meet weekly with their advisor, and we will meet collectively approximately 12 times during the year as we pass the key 'bench marks' of the research process. See the course schedule for more information.

Prerequisite(s): Admission by permission of the Chair of Childhood and Youth Studies,
and completion of CYS 3311F/G, or 3312F/G, or 3313F/G, or 3314F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

 


MARKING SYSTEM:

Assignment

Percentage

Dates: Presentation/Text

Topic Statement

2

Sept 15/Sept 18

Annotated Bibliography

5

Sept 29/Oct 2

Literature Review

10

Oct 13/Oct 16

Question Statement

2

Oct 13/Oct 16

Methodological Statement

2

Oct 20/Oct 23

Research Plan

5

Oct 20/Oct 23

Evidence Report 1

2

Nov 10/Nov 13

Evidence Report 2

2

Dec 1/Dec 4

Analysis Report

10

Jan 19/Jan 22

Conclusions Report

5

Jan 26/Jan 29

Outline

5

Jan 26/Jan 29

Complete Draft

15

Feb 16

Revised Draft

5

Mar 8

Oral Presentation

10

Mar 15 and Mar 22

Final Research Project

20

Mar 29


COURSE ACTIVITY AND POLICIES:

This course allows students to plan and implement a project following their own interests in coordination with others. The research projects will be broken into more than a dozen smaller tasks under the guidance of an advisor. Students will also report to the group as they complete each of these tasks and receive marked feed-back from their advisor.  

As a result of its structure, the course relies upon good communication with faculty advisors and eager participation in discussions with the other student researchers.  

Students may use AI in this course, but only after they have informed and recieved approval from their advisors to do so. A student may not use AI to compose the written materials (reports, drafts, or finished products) of the course. They must use their own language.
 


COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY WIDE ACADEMIC POLICIES:

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