FYS 1101 – Intro to Liberal Arts Through Research
Instruction in the nature and practice of research and the central role that research plays in a liberal arts education. This seminar course will introduce students to the research process and the research paper: how to establish a research topic, generate ideas, gather and evaluate research materials from a variety of sources, cite sources appropriately, and organize and present research effectively in both written and oral form. The course will also introduce students to basic bibliographical materials, the different forms that research takes in different disciplines, and the ethical standards of research in the academic community. Students will develop their own research projects, drawing on a variety of print and electronic source materials.