URBP 298A Information


URBP 298A Syllabus - Fall 2016 [PDF] 



Class Meeting Times for Fall 2016

(Subject to Change with Notice)

The class will meet on Tuesday evenings 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM.  The meeting dates will be August 30th, September 13th, September 20th, and October 11th.

Classrooms are:

  • August 30th and October 11th: MLK 225
  • September 13th and September 20th: CH 412



Assignments for Fall 2016

Research Proposal

Research Proposal Assignment Guidelines 

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 Assignment

See the URBP 298A course syllabus for information about what you need to do.

Here is an example of a full set of IRB materials from Professor Kos [PDF], which uses the current template.

Literature Review Assignment

Literature Review Assignment Guidelines

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


Instructions for Completing the Petition for Advancement to Graduate Candidacy Form



Key Due Dates for Fall 2016


1. Draft Research Proposal 9/13/16
2. Final Research Proposal 10/4/16
3a. IRB Exclusion Worksheet 10/11/16
3b. IRB Protoccol Materials (if applicable) 10/18/16
4. Draft Literature Review 10/25/16
5. Final Literature Review 11/15/16
6. Draft Report Sections 12/2/16




Class Meeting Handouts for Fall 2016

(Subject to Change with Notice)


August 30, 2016 - Class 1 (Rick Kos & Serena Alexander)


September 13, 2016 - Class 2 (Serena Alexander)


September 20, 2016 - Class 3 (Asha W. Agrawal & Rick Kos)


October 11, 2016 - Class 4 (Asha W. Agrawal)

  • TBD



Sample URBP 298 Reports


Click here to see the full text of all URBP 298 Planning Reports that have received an honors designation, as well as a list of the titles of all reports completed from December 2002 through May 2016.