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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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UR 4981 - Undergraduate Research I

1 lecture hours 0 lab hours 1 credits
Course Description
This is the first course in the three-course undergraduate research sequence. The goal of the course sequence is to allow undergraduate students to actively participate in a research project, the outcome of which is a thesis document. The student, under the supervision of a faculty member, pursues a research topic in that faculty member’s area of expertise. Approval of the research topic and project scope is required. In this course, the student conducts a literature search in the research area, defines the problem statement, and develops a project plan. The student also begins to examine theoretical concepts pertinent to the research project. (prereq: consent of department chair, junior standing, cumulative GPA >=3.2)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand the research process
  • Conduct a literature search and create an annotated bibliography
  • Effectively read and evaluate journal articles
  • Formulate a research problem statement
  • Demonstrate independent thinking and learning

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Varies

Course Topics
  • To be determined by faculty advisor

Laboratory Topics
  • No associated laboratory

Dr. Cory Prust

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