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Peter Boyd

Senior Lecturer

School of Individualized Study
Academic Affairs

585-475-6320
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Peter Boyd

Senior Lecturer

School of Individualized Study
Academic Affairs

Education

BA, Nazareth College; MA, Columbia University

Bio

Graduate Program Coordinator, SOIS

585-475-6320

Currently Teaching

SOIS-498
1 - 6 Credits
Independent study.
SOIS-298
1 - 3 Credits
Independent study.
PROF-775
1 - 6 Credits
The capstone course for students enrolled in the MS in professional studies degree program. With individualized advising from a faculty adviser, students participate in a real world problem solving project carried out in an organizational setting while also relating to a student’s professional concentrations. Course requirements involve completing a literature review, writing a project proposal, engaging in online discussion with faculty adviser and other SOIS capstone students, various kinds of field work, writing full draft and final academic report and making a (Powerpoint) presentation. Registration completed on behalf of students following faculty review of acceptable capstone project proposal. (Prof 770; Department approval)
PROF-770
0 Credits
This course guides the student through preparation of the Capstone Proposal that is required for the applied final course of his/her MS in professional studies degree - the Capstone Project. Student will determine a Capstone Project concept, and articulate the methods for implementing the Capstone Project. The course concludes with a paper describing the Capstone Project, including background and description, methodology, anticipated outcomes, and probable Capstone Adviser. Student will meet regularly with the course facilitator. Upon successful completion of this course, student will be registered for the Capstone Project. (Pre-requisites: PROF-705 and core coursework; course restricted to MS in professional studies students)
PROF-780
0 Credits
Continuation of Capstone Project
PROF-798
3 Credits
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of faculty.
PROF-705
3 Credits
The gateway course for students enrolled in the MS in professional studies degree program. Course provides students with opportunities to interact about controversial issues while discovering foundational knowledge about interdisciplinary history, theory, along with applied problem-solving, research methods and professional ethics. Students use this course as a means of designing and receiving approval for individualized plans of study. (Department permission required). Students should consult their adviser before registering.
PROF-799
1 - 4 Credits
Special topics are experimental courses announced as offered. Variable credit.