Research: Students will spend the term learning
the strategies needed to collect, verify, document, and manage information from
a variety of sources. They will learn to incorporate their own ideas as
well as research materials into effective and powerful academic writing.
Students will apply basic research methods and materials obtained from reading
and research into their own writing in an effective, useful manner.
Material obtained through research will be cited correctly within written
assignments, using standard American Psychological Association (APA) format
When you finish this course you will have met these learning outcomes:
Design and implement a series of research
projects related to the chosen topic to include: 1) the research
proposal, 2) data collection and analysis, 3) the reporting of data and
findings in the empirical research project.
Identify substantial social and political issues
in order to construct appropriate factual and policy claims associated with
Research and evaluate evidence from a variety of
sources bearing on relevant claims. Discriminate between valid and fallacious
argument types, build sound and effective arguments.
Discover and research a topic for argumentation including
a claim, counterclaim, and develop a thesis and write a process analysis paper.