Research Methods (EURO) F17 (EURO/FREN/LACS*6000) | College of Arts

Research Methods (EURO) F17 (EURO/FREN/LACS*6000)

Code and section: EURO/FREN/LACS*6000*01

Term: Fall 2017

Instructor: M. Irvine

Details

Course Overview:
This course is designed to introduce students in the MA programs in the School of Languages and Literatures to some of the key areas of research methodology and to help them develop a solid understanding of the written and presentational demands required at the graduate level.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this course, successful students will have developed academic and professional skills that can be used in future projects and professional situations, such as: 1) developing research and grant proposals;
2) writing their Major Research Paper or Thesis proposal;
3) finding and analyzing primary and secondary sources;
4) understanding the basics of research methodologies in different disciplines.

This is a list of some of the more specific skills that students will be able to develop in the course:
- An ability to identify and develop new questions for research;
- An ability to write a clear and well argued research paper;
- Communicative skills for use in presenting work to classmates and the scholarly community;
- Critical thinking skills for use in assessing the work of published scholars and the work of classmates;

European Studies Calendar course descriptions with pre-requisites and restrictions can be found in the Graduate Calendar

French Studies Calendar course descriptions with pre-requisites and restrictions can be found in the Graduate Calendar

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Calendar course descriptions with pre-requisites and restrictions can be found in the Graduate Calendar

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