ALA 104 - Introduction to Research
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Participant in Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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This seminar is a one-credit course required for all first-year students enrolled in the Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars (MRADS) program. The primary goal is to prepare you to embark on your year-long research project by introducing you to research ethics and exposing you to a variety of different research ideas employed in disciplines across campus. We will also examine the building blocks for critical thinking skills through reading assignments and classroom activities. Students will also learn how to read professional journal articles, formulate questions, and how to present their research in various formats. There will also be small group activities that focus on teamwork and the oral communication skills necessary to be successful in the classroom, research lab, and workplace.

Course Requirements:

Assignments will include selected articles from academic journals, short writing assignments, small group presentations, and writing a research abstract for your research project.

Intended Audience:

First-year students enrolled in the Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars (MRADS) program.


ALA 104 - Introduction to Research
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
23MRC Y1
Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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