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ASCI 700A : Thesis I

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Thesis I
This course is the first of a two course sequence (ASCI 700A and ASCI 700B) to complete the degree program through the accomplishment of a thesis. The student will propose and begin to develop a written document on an aviation/aerospace topic, supervised throughout its preparation by the student's Thesis Committee. The document is intended to demonstrate the student's mastery of the topic and be of satisfactory quality for publication. Following satisfactory performance within this course, the student will continue on to ASCI 700B for the completion and submittal of the thesis.

The goal of this course is for students to begin their thesis work to critique an issue, explore an idea, or solve a problem through a process of developing and/or applying current aviation and industry related research methods, including problem identification, hypothesis formulation, and interpretation of initial findings to ensure feasibility of the research. The student will begin their thesis work to demonstrate mastery of knowledge in an aviation / aerospace topic relevant to the specific degree sought, and to contribute original research to the already existing body of scientific knowledge through the development of their thesis document.

1. Perform academically sound research of an aviation/aerospace related theoretical issue or actual problem of special interest.2. Utilize the concepts, knowledge, and skills of the research process to examine the issue or problem.3. Select and implement recognized research methodologies to critically examine a research problem.4. Collect and organize appropriate data for analysis within the context of the researchproblem.5. Utilize APA 6th edition document and citation formatting or current formattingstandards set forth by the American Psychological Association current publication manual.

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
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