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. F.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.

(Cross-listed with ENGL). Cr. 3. F.S.


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 results from student-generated original research, 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.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable, maximum of 8 credits. F.

Prereq: graduate classification
Focus on enhancing professional communication skills to convey scientific knowledge and discoveries to broader audiences. Emphasis on developing best practices for communicating science to a wide range of specialist and non-specialist audiences including disciplinary researchers, interdisciplinary scholars, industry professionals, governmental bodies, media representatives, and the general public.

(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.

(Cross-listed with ENGL). (1-0) Cr. 1. S.

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 via Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)
Development of job application materials for faculty positions. Considerations of faculty life issues such as job searches, tenure expectations, position responsibilities, and work-life balance. Visiting speakers from a variety of institutions share their experiences. Written components include presentation reflections and preparation of an application-ready academic job packet.

Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Admission into PFF program; completion of 585 or permission of instructor
Development of additional job application materials for faculty positions and a working knowledge of a variety of other faculty skills to successfully navigate the first years on the job: inclusive classroom, ethics, public speaking, career management, and teaching skills from course design to delivery and assessment.

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

Prereq: Permission of instructor, GR ST 585, credit for or concurrent enrollment in GR ST 586
Participants complete a stand-alone teaching experience at Iowa State or another institution of higher education. Written components include journaling, peer observation, reading reflection, and a teaching portfolio suitable for the academic job search process.

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

Prereq: Permission of instructor.
In-depth study of topic providing further academic professional development. Written components include journaling, project management, a project report, and a reading reflection.

Courses for graduate students:

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.