UC 280 - Undergraduate Research
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: University Courses (UC)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of eight credits may be elected through lower-division UROP research courses (UC 280, 281, ENGR 280, MOVESCI 280, SPTMGMTC 280, and PHYSED 280).
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
First or second year standing.
Other Course Info:
Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term the final grade is posted for both term’s elections.
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).

This course will provide students with an overview of important topics related to research. It is designed to help students:

  1. Understand the history of the research university;
  2. Learn different questions and modes of inquiry that researchers use in different academic disciplines;
  3. Consider ethical issues in research including the responsible conduct of research, the use of animals in research, data ownership and interpretation;
  4. Explore issues of creativity, risk-taking, and critical thinking in research;
  5. Discover the importance of multiculturalism in research across academic disciplines and some of the controversy about breaking new ground; and
  6. Develop a student's research skills through workshops.

Researchers will visit the class and share their perspectives on research, their educational and professional pathways, and research interests, and related topics. Librarians will conduct workshops for the class on advanced library searchers, Internet exploration, and research as a process. Students will be asked to:

  1. keep a research journal to include both reflections on their own research projects and reactions
  2. to assigned readings;
  3. read an article on one of the proposed topics and write a critical review; and
  4. give a 15-minute presentation on their own research project.

Evaluation will be based on class attendance and participation in and completion of all tasks including a research journal, article review, and presentation about their research. A coursepack of reading related to the topics listed above will serve as the required text for the course. Lecture and discussion.

UC 280 - Undergraduate Research
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001 (REC)
W 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Note: Meets ALTERNATE WEDNESDAYS beginning SEPT 7.
002 (REC)
W 6:00PM - 7:30PM
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