HOMP 6203: Ethics and Professional Practice I, 3 Credit Hours, Year 1
In the first year of the program, all students complete a seminar on ethical dilemmas faced by all scientists in human evolutionary studies. Students learn the nuances of sharing data and ideas while protecting the rights of individual scientists and organizations. The seminar incorporates critical reading and reviewing skills, team building and management, manuscript and grant writing, oral and visual presentation skills, interview protocols, laboratory safety and preparation of research plans and curriculum vitae.
Doctoral students are also expected to attend at least one professional meeting per year, present their research at professional meetings and publish articles in peer-reviewed journals. Faculty work closely with students on their initial presentations and publications.