B CUSP 290
Introduces research practices, methods, and processes in the different (inter)disciplines represented on the UW Bothell campus. Students develop skills necessary to be successful scholars and researchers and learn about research that is being conducted by the UW Bothell faculty.
An introduction to research practices, methods and processes in the different disciplines represented on the UW Bothell campus. This 2 hr long class consists of 1 hr of activities, skill development and class discussion and a 1 hr research seminar given by UW Bothell faculty. Students will begin to develop skills necessary to be successful scholars and researchers while learning about research that is being conducted on the UW Bothell campus and surrounding area. Students will have plenty of opportunity to interact with researchers and faculty members in conversations about their research in an informal and engaging environment. After completing this course, students interested in pursuing undergraduate research opportunities on the UW Bothell campus will be more aware of the opportunities and resources available to support undergraduate research. This course is offered as an OPTIONAL W COURSE. Please talk to the instructor on the first day of class is you wish to take this class as a W-course. This course may be repeated for credit (2 credit/quarter for 3 quarters max,for 6 credits total).
Student learning goals
gain an understanding of research practices across disciplines and sectors
learn to extract information from a research presentation
develop the skills to write a research abstract or summary
develop critical thinking skills by formulating questions and participating in discussions about research
create a plan to incorporate research into their educational experience
General method of instruction
seminars, discussions, lecture, small group work, and partner work.
Curiosity and an interest in research.
Class assignments and grading
Weekly general background reading provided by the seminar speaker. Short readings on research communication. Weekly message posting. Short written assignments. One 5-mintue group presentation. Active participation in class discussions.
Class Participation: 20% Assignments: Written:50% Oral:30%