I. COURSE INFORMATION
II. COURSE DESCRIPTION
Reading, analyzing, and synthesizing mathematics education research literature for the purpose of informing teaching practice. A study of qualitative research methods including interviews, case studies, and teaching experiments, with a focus on the components of a research study (research question(s), literature review, conceptual framework, methods, analysis, findings) and the relationships among them.
IV. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS and ACTIVITIES
The course will consist of
lecture, collaborative groups, class discussions, a field trip to the
library and a guest speaker. Students are expected to participate in collaborative
groups and whole class discussions by contributing knowledge and thoughtful
evaluation of the contribution of others. It is very important that students
critically and meaningfully provide feedback and comments on others' work
during this course.
• Mathematics Graduate
V. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
VII. EVALUATION and GRADE ASSIGNMENT
By the end of the course,
you are expected to have your thesis or project proposal satisfactorily
completed, defended successfully, signed by all three committee members,
and corrected copies to appropriate parties. This will result in a grade
for the course and will allow you to enroll in MATH 5995 or 5997 (thesis
or project) for the next semester. Not completing your proposal or securing
required signatures will result in a grade of IP (in progress) and you
will again enroll in the course the next semester.
VIII. TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE
See course calendar at http://sci.tamucc.edu/~eyoung/5393/index.html
IX. CLASS POLICIES
Written work: It is
expected that your written work will be excellent in spelling, grammar,
and format. The Writing Center is available for help.
Academic Honesty. University students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the highest standards of academic honesty. Academic misconduct for which a student is subject to penalty includes all forms of cheating, such as illicit possession of examinations or examination materials, forgery or plagiarism.
Notice to Students with Disabilities. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act in making reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. If you suspect that you may have a disability (physical impairment, learning disability, psychiatric disability, etc.), please contact the Services for Students with Disabilities Office, located in Driftwood 101, at 825-5816. If you need disability accommodations in this class, please see me as soon as possible.
**Grade Appeal Process.
As stated in University Rule 13.02.99.C2, Student Grade Appeals, a student
who believes that he or she has not been held to appropriate academic
standards as outlined in the class syllabus, equitable evaluation procedures,
or appropriate grading, may appeal the final grade given in the course.
The burden of proof is upon the student to demonstrate the appropriateness
of the appeal. A student with a complaint about a grade is encouraged
to first discuss the matter with the instructor. For complete details,
including the responsibilities of the parties involved in the process
and the number of days allowed for completing the steps in the process,
see University Rule 13.02.99.C2, Student Grade Appeals, and University
Procedure 13.02.99.C1.01, Student Grade Appeal Procedures. These documents
are accessible through the University Rules Web site at http://www.tamucc.edu/provost/university_rules/index.html.
For assistance and/or guidance in the grade appeal process, students may
contact the Office of Student Affairs.