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Charlotte Rasmussen
B CUSP 290
Bothell Campus

Research in Action

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. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Charlotte Rasmussen
Date: 02/11/2013