URBP 298A Information


URBP 298A Syllabus - Fall 2015 [PDF] 



Class Meeting Times for Fall 2015

(Subject to Change with Notice)

The class will meet on Monday evenings, from 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM.  The five meeting dates will be August 24, September 14, September 21, October 12, and November 16.



Assignments for Fall 2015

Research Proposal

Research Proposal Assignment Guidelines [PDF]

Here are some sample proposals written by URBP 298 students that will give you some ideas on how to construct your own: Billing example [PDF], McDonald example [PDF], and Bowyer example [PDF].

IRB Application

See the course syllabus for more information.

IRB example from Professor Kos [PDF], which uses the current template.

Other examples include:  Salazar example [PDF], Nixon example [PDF], Mathur example [PDF], and Agrawal example [PDF]. Please note that these IRB proposals do not use the current IRB formatting and should only be consulted for ideas regarding language to describe certain research procedures (e.g. the Agrawal example gives an excellent structure for interview guides). Please review the Graduate Studies website for the most up-to-date information on formatting.

Literature Review Assignment

Literature Review Assignment Guidelines [PDF]

Here are well-developed literature reviews written by prior 298 students that may give you ideas of how to construct your own literature review: Carvalho example [PDF] and Anonymous example [PDF]

Draft Report Sections Assignment

Draft Report Sections Assignment Guidelines [PDF]



Key Due Dates for Fall 2015


1. Draft Research Proposal 9/14/15
2. Final Research Proposal 9/28/15
3. IRB Application 10/12/15
4. Draft Literature Review 10/26/15
5. Final Literature Review 11/23/15
6. Draft Report Sections 12/8/15




Class Meeting Handouts for Fall 2015

(Subject to Change with Notice)


August 24, 2015 - Class 1 (Rick Kos )

September 14, 2015 - Class 2 (Roxanne Ezzet)


September 21, 2015 - Class 3 (Hilary Nixon)

October 12, 2015 - Class 3 (Hilary Nixon)


November 16, 2015 - Class 5 (Ginette Wessel)



Sample URBP 298 Reports


See the URBP 298 reports that have received an honors designation here. 

A list of the titles of all URBP 298 reports completed since December 2002 is here.