Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Culminating Project

 Title Abbreviation:   CULMINATING PROJECT

 Department:    ENVC

 Course #:    422

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    030101

 EPC:    16B

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Carry out a field project including all aspects of documentation. Includes initial proposal, peer review processes, data collection and analysis, secondary research, time estimates, and report writing.


Prerequisite: Admission to BASEC or Department Chair permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Master synthesizing and applying prior knowledge to designing and implementing a field project.
  2. Be competent in outlining a research project.
  3. Be competent in evaluating sampling alternatives.
  4. Capable of manipulate results statistically both descriptive and inferencial.
  5. Be familiar with researching and evaluating necessary secondary research.
  6. Be competent with deadline driven projects in a team setting.
  7. Be competent with presenting work to a group of peers and upper audiences.
  8. Evaluate how the results and conclusions may impact the local people in which student conducted the study.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Ecological idea to creation of a project.
  2. Literature research for project.
  3. Research proposal.
  4. Peer review process and value.
  5. Field data collection.
  6. Data analysis and presentation.
  7. Final reserach report.