Graduate Core (GRA)

GRA-600  Theory Development  (3 credits)  

This course is a critical analysis of the processes involved in the development of theory. It includes a perspective of the underlying philosophical and historical trends in the development of theory. Emphasis is placed on the processes of concept analysis, components of theories, relationships and the relationships between research, practice and theory. Social, ethical and value problems related to the development of knowledge are examined.

GRA-601  Research Methodology and Design  (3 credits)  

This course reviews and critically analyzes components of research design, including collection of data. Emphasis is placed on the professional as producer and consumer of research.

GRA-606  Curriculum Development  (3 credits)  

This course is an overview of past and present curricular trends and development processes. Principles and techniques of curriculum design, development, implementation and evaluation in educational programs are explored.

Prerequisite(s): Take GRA-600

GRA-607  Teaching Strategies  (3 credits)  

This course is a synthesis of learning acquired in clinical, field experience, education and research courses. The art, principles and strategies of teaching in higher education programs are explored. Emphasis is placed on class and clinical/field learning experiences and evaluation of students, courses, and programs.

Prerequisite(s): Take GRA-606

GRA-608  Teaching Practicum  (3 credits)  

Students will observe, participate in and practice teaching. Nursing and related allied health professions students (i.e.,occupational therapy students) are placed in appropriate discipline-specific college and/or clinical laboratory teaching situations. Weekly seminars enable students to synthesize previous learning and to discuss teaching strategies, clinical/ field evaluation and problems associated with college teaching. Teaching practicum requires approximately six to eight hours a week during the day (some limited evening placements) for ten weeks.

Prerequisite(s): Take GRA-606 GRA-607

GRA-610  Thesis Seminar  (3 credits)  

This course involves a discussion of current research in the profession. Students will identify and delineate a research problem and develop a thesis proposal.

Prerequisite(s): Take GRA-601 and (NUR-603 - nursing majors)

GRA-621  Applied Research Methods  (3 credits)  

This course includes the relationships between theory, research and practice. Its perspective is on the utilization of theory to frame research questions for applied research problems. The review and critical analysis of components of applied research designs are to prepare the student to be a producer and consumer of applied research.

Prerequisite(s): Take GRA-601

GRA-622  Applied Research Project Seminar  (3 credits)  

This course prepares the student to complete an applied research project. Current research is examined to identify appropriate areas of inquiry for students in a professional program.

Prerequisite(s): Take GRA-621

GRA-629  Thesis Advisement  (6.00000 credits)  

This course provides for a systematic investigation of a research problem selected by the student as an independent learning situation with faculty guidance. A student thesis will be completed according to the guidelines in the D'Youville College Thesis Handbook. Students must register for their thesis director's section.

Prerequisite(s): Take GRA-610