CAPSTONE 1: RESEARCH METHODS
2018-2019 Bradford Campus Catalog
   

PS 1449 - CAPSTONE 1: RESEARCH METHODS


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
Research methods is the first course in a two-semester capstone sequence. Students are expected to enroll in capstone 1 as juniors and to take Capstone 2 in the subsequent semester. Capstone 1 introduces students to research methods used by political scientists and historians, focusing on a seminar theme. Students will gain a working knowledge of the theory and practice underlying diverse methods of inquiry. Students will be introduced to computer software used in conducting research. The course will help students to formulate a research question, develop a literature review, and craft a research design for their capstone research papers. Additionally, students will consider career and graduate study opportunities, developing individualized professional development plans.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Requirements: Prerequisites: Upper-Level Courses require completion of ENG 0101, ENG 0102, FS 0102, and the MATH competency, also required is junior status


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