This course requires scholarly research and completion of an original study, also known as a thesis. Under guidance of a departmental thesi committee, the candidate conducts an approved research study proposal in the area of concentration. Regulations governing thesis direction, format, and approval are available from the program advisor. Most students complete this course within two semesters; they register for both terms and pay tuition for the first term. If it is necessary to take the course beyond two terms, students must register and pay tuition for each subse- quent term. Prerequisite: EDUC 290.