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Cornell University    
  Feb 23, 2018
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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ANSC 6220 - Graduate Student Research Updates

Fall, spring. 1 credit. S/U grades only.

Enrollment limited to: Animal Science Graduate Program.

V. Selvaraj.

This course is designed to train Animal Science graduate students in communication/presentation skills needed to support a career in scientific research. Each student will present an update on research progress/plan towards his or her dissertation/thesis. Advice, feedback and peer-evaluation will be provided to each presenter. Focused discussions examining research areas of particular interest to each student on research methods, existing theories and/or controversies will be considered. This course also aims to foster collegiality, expand knowledge and promote professional development among graduate students in a broad context within this diverse field.

Outcome 1: Improve oral presentation skills - organization and delivery of their specific research topic to a diverse audience.

Outcome 2: Develop the confidence to clearly and succinctly communicate research findings to the scientific community.

Outcome 3: Hone interdisciplinary and critical thinking skills among Animal Science graduate students.

Outcome 4: Develop skills to critique (constructively) and scientifically interact with peers and departmental faculty.

Outcome 5: Get a broad perspective of Animal Science research by discussing diverse topics that are presented in this series (disciplinary knowledge).

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