ALA 104 - Introduction to Research
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
Advisory Prerequisites:
Participant in Michigan Research Community.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This seminar is a one-credit course required for all first-year students enrolled in the Michigan Research Community. Our 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 methodologies 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 evaluate arguments and evidence. There will also be small group activities that focus on team work and the oral communication skills necessary to be successful in the classroom, research lab, and work place.

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 Community.

Class Format:


ALA 104 - Introduction to Research
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