MI 411 – Dissertation (Core- MA only)
As agreed with the supervisor supplemented by a series of four Research Methodology seminars. The first seminar, normally held in March, deals with the formulation of a dissertation proposal and the composition of an outline. A second seminar deals with bibliographical and information technology issues (internet and database searches). A third seminar provides an overview of editing and copyright law. A final seminar involves the oral presentation and review of every student’s dissertation proposal, and normally takes place in late April. MA supervisors will reinforce aspects of the research skills seminars when they meet with students individually during the latter part of the spring semester.