LAR 201: Research and Technology, Re-Staging the Project Presented by Oksana Jackim English/Liberal Arts UMass Dartmouth, 2011
LAR201: Introduction to Studies Across the Disciplines
This course is an introduction to writing, research, and
communication skills required in multidisciplinary studies
that include a study of the humanities and social sciences
as disciplines. Students will learn about the various
disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, read and
analyze texts from the humanities and social sciences
perspective, and develop critical understanding of
disciplinary research practices for the humanities and
social sciences. Students will present their research
projects at the end of the semester.
Course Objectives: Students will:
(1)Identify features of content, principle, and practice that characterize humanities and social sciences disciplines and that distinguish them from one another
(2)Identify concerns and methods that these disciplines have in common and ways in which bringing multiple perspectives to bear can increase knowledge about a subject, inquiry, or field of study
(3)Compare disciplinary perspectives by addressing subjects and inquiries through multiple disciplines in sequence
(4)Identify and use the basic text, graphic, and material research tools of these disciplines, including print and online databases, scholarship, and collections
(5)Use a wide range of electronic resources to explore subjects, ideas and arguments, and supporting data and materials
(6)Write an entry-level academic research paper that uses two distinct disciplinary perspectives, one social science and one humanities, in a parallel discussion investigating what can be learned about the subject through each
(7)Present their research orally via several short informal presentations and one long formal presentation.
Course Objective #6:
Write an entry-level academic research paper that uses two distinct disciplinary perspectives, one social science and one humanities, in a parallel discussion investigating what can be learned about the subject through each
Assignment for Course Objective # 6:
Research Project Assignment (as stated in the syllabus): You will each complete a research project this semester designed to prepare you to work in upper level courses in your major at the university. There are several components that gradually will help you prepare to write a longer paper (those are a proposal, annotated bibliography, abstract, outline, draft, final submission + abstract presentation [short] and final presentation [long]).