HL669 Treatment for Animal Abuse Certificate Final Project

Course Description

Students will complete an approved project, designed in conjunction with a faculty advisor and/or an external mentor that advances our understanding of practices related to the assessment and treatment for animal abuse (TAA). Thesis or project topics must be approved by the faculty advisor. The project will be documented by a written report, which will be suitable for the portfolio. 3 credits

Course Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply relevant facts, concepts, principles, and theories used when developing solutions to multifaceted, complex situations in animal studies.
  • Design and conduct a significant empirical or theoretical study that critically uses relevant empirical and theoretical literature with important question(s) or problem(s) in TAA settings.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the research literature related to professional practices and the ability to synthesize and interpret relevant literature in the construction of a theoretical framework.

Course Topics

(Subject to Change)

  • Literature Review
  • Experimental Design
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analysis
  • Presentation of Research Results

Course Materials

(Subject to Change)

  • American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC.
  • Leedy, P. and J. Ellis Ormrod. (2005). Practical Research: Planning and Design. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education Inc.
  • Turabian, K. et al. (2007). A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.