Graduate Studies

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Graduate students may enroll in Graduate Studies (GR ST) courses for professional development or to fulfill certain enrollment requirements.  No major is granted in Graduate Studies.

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Courses

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Instructor permission
Reporting original research results within the norms for writing of a student's discipline. Emphasis on preparing thesis/dissertation chapters that will be both acceptable to the Graduate College and ready for submission to a refereed journal in the student's discipline. Focus on reporting student-generated data, norms for discourse within disciplines, and how thesis chapters differ from journal manuscripts.

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: Graduate classification
Ethical and legal issues facing researchers in the sciences and engineering.

(0.5-0) Cr. 0.5. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: graduate classification
Reading and reviewing manuscripts; publishing papers; oral and poster presentations.

(0.5-0) Cr. 0.5. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: graduate classification
Balancing life and career; mentoring; lab management.

(0.5-0) Cr. 0.5. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: graduate classification.
Applying and interviewing for academia, industry and government.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: at least two prior years of graduate classification.
Writing a winning proposal.

(0.5-0) Cr. 0.5. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: graduate classification.
Preparation of a teaching portfolio and course materials; lecturing, technology.

Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: One year of graduate course work; admission into PFF program
Introduction to faculty life issues such as hiring, tenure, teaching, and service at a variety of higher education institutions. Includes presentations from faculty at other institutions.

Cr. 1-3. S.

Prereq: Admission into PFF program; completion of 585 or permission of instructor
Consideration of a wide range of faculty life issues. Includes topics such as higher education trends, diversity issues, learning styles, assessment, grant and proposal writing, and legal and ethical issues. Written components include job and teaching portfolios.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: Permission of instructor, GR ST 585, credit for or concurrent enrollment in GR ST 586
Students complete a stand-alone teaching assignment at Iowa State or another higher education institution. Written components include pedagogical documents.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: Permission of instructor, GR ST 585, credit for or concurrent enrollment in GR ST 586
In-depth study of topic providing academic professional development.

Courses for graduate students:

Cr. R. SS.


Only for students not registered in other courses in the summer term.

Cr. R. Repeatable.


Reserved for Ph.D. candidates only. See the Graduate College Handbook for specific requirements.

Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.SS.


Required registration for graduate students when they have no mandatory classes left to take. Students need to register for Section A, B, or C. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1. Repeatable, maximum of 6 times.

Prereq: Must have taken and passed preliminary oral exam.
Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. Credits may not count toward graduation.

Cr. 1. Repeatable, maximum of unlimited times.

Prereq: Completed all necessary program requirements to take final exam.
Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. This course cannot be used toward graduation.

Cr. 1. Repeatable, maximum of Unlimited times.

Prereq: Student needs to be a Graduate Assistant
Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. The course cannot count toward graduation.

Cr. R. Repeatable. F.S.SS.


Professional work period.