This is a self-directed student project focusing on a topic of academic and/or practical interest to the student. The student will identify and propose a detailed course outline to be reviewed and approved by the faculty supervisor prior to the commencement of the project. The project could include a research assignment, a literature review, and/or a hands-on assignment with specific learning objectives and milestones for achieving these objectives.
This is a self-directed student project focusing on a topic of academic and/or practical interest to the student. The student will identify a topic of interest and secure a project advisor (DTM faculty/instructor) to engage with throughout the course of the semester. The project could include a research assignment, a literature review, a report, a presentation, a hands-on project, or a combination of the above. Prior to beginning to project, the student will be required to present a detailed Learning Contract to their project advisor for approval. In The Learning Contract, the student must propose any additional learning objectives (beyond those listed here in the course outline) they wish to achieve during the project, as well as listing a schedule of due dates to ensure progress is taking place. The project advisor will maintain complete discretion over The Learning Contract approvals and ensuring the scope of work in the project meets the minimum requirements to qualify for a credit. If there is sufficient interest and availability, students may organize and lead a special study group consisting of two or more students studying a specific topic over the course of the semester. The group may meet on a regular basis as indicated in The Learning Contract. Students are to invite the selected project advisor, and/or several interested faculty members and instructors to attend these study sessions in order to ensure learning outcomes are being met. The project advisor may require students to conduct regular quizzes, tests or a final exam on the course study materials.
Pre-Requisites: 6.00 Credits
Restricted to Associate Diploma students in the Turfgrass Management program.