The Graduate School and its partners deliver courses designed to support students. 

GRAD 420 - Graduate School Preparation

Applying for graduate or professional school can be a daunting task. How and where to apply, how to choose an advisor, what to look for in a school, and how to obtain funding are hurdles to overcome during the application process. Supplemental materials will be provided as part of the course materials.

Course location: 

Ecampus

Number of credits: 

1 credit

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GRAD 430/530 - Introduction to Scientific Diving

Incorporates academic, confined water and open water training to prepare the student to manage the task loading associated with performing scientific tasks underwater. Introduces the diver to basic techniques and equipment used in underwater data collection. Qualifies the student for acceptance into the OSU Scientific Diving Program as a Scientific Diver-in-Training, at the discretion of the DSO and OSU Diving Control Board. Includes field trips.

Course location: 

Corvallis Campus

Number of credits: 

4 credits

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Research

GRAD 511 - Designing a Path for Success

Graduate student learners will be oriented onto paths that will help lead them toward degree completion and success. Students will receive foundational knowledge about graduate school requirements, effective mentor/mentee relationships, financing their education, research integrity and professional conduct, innovation and commercialization, and other soft skills essential for their progress through their graduate program.

Course location: 

Corvallis Campus

Number of credits: 

1 credit

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GRAD 520 - Responsible Conduct of Research

Covers 10 topics in responsible conduct of research: ethical decision making; human subjects; animal welfare; data acquisition; sharing and ownership; research misconduct; conflicts of interest; authorship; peer review; mentor/trainee responsibilities; and collaborative science. Useful to all students who conduct scholarly activity.

Course location: 

Corvallis CampusEcampus

Number of credits: 

2 credits

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GRAD 521 - Research Data Management

Careful examination of all aspects of research data management best practices. Designed to prepare students to exceed funder mandates for performance in data planning, documentation, preservation and sharing in an increasingly complex digital research environment. Open to students of all disciplines.

Course location: 

Corvallis Campus

Number of credits: 

2 credits

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Course catalog

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Research

GRAD 522 - Preparing an IRB Submission

Workshop-style course resulting in applications that are ready for IRB review. Ethical issues in research will be discussed. Students will draft all submission materials outside of class and participate in the critique of each other's protocols and consent forms. IRB approval will not be granted as part of this class.

Course location: 

Corvallis Campus

Number of credits: 

1 credit

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Course catalog

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Research

GRAD 542 - The Inclusive College Classroom

An examination of multidisciplinary scholarship on difference, power, and discrimination; critical pedagogies; and curriculum transformation. Discussions of theory and research are coupled with practical hands-on opportunities for students to develop and hone their teaching and course development skills.

Course location: 

Corvallis CampusEcampus

Number of credits: 

3 credits

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Course catalog

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Teaching

GRAD 550 - Introduction to Online Teaching

Prepares students to develop and teach distance courses. Students explore practical aspects of course development and facilitation: a brief history of distance education and pedagogical theory; course design principles; engagement of adult learners; active learning; and investigation of how online instruction, in addition to offering flexibility and convenience, also offers distinct pedagogical benefits. Open to students in all disciplines.

Course location: 

Ecampus

Number of credits: 

2 credits

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Course catalog

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Teaching

GRAD 560 - Theories of Teaching and Learning (Online Section Only)

Examination and analysis of theories and research related to teaching and learning in higher education contexts with emphasis on theoretical applications for GTAs, instructors, and other who teach in the college and university classroom.

Course location: 

Corvallis Campus

Number of credits: 

3 credits

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Course catalog

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Teaching

GRAD 561 - Course Design and Methods (Online Section Only)

Exploration of research and research-based practices related to teaching and learning in higher education contexts with emphasis on course design, facilitation, and other instructional techniques for GTAs, instructors, and others who teach in the college and university classroom.

Course location: 

Ecampus

Number of credits: 

3 credits

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Course catalog

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Teaching

GRAD/WR 599 - Graduate Writing for English Language Learners

For students with TOEFL scores above the OSU minimums but who lack confidence in English composition for advanced academic purposes, this course focuses on graduate-level writing for english-language learners in all disciplines. It covers both grammatical issues that commonly arise within scholarly argumentation and rhetorical strategies for achieving greater clarity and persuasiveness in framing research methods and results. This new course was created in partnership with the School of Writing, Literature, and Film.

Course location: 

Corvallis Campus

Number of credits: 

3 credits

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Course catalog