|Undergraduate Course Details|
|Title||Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Prerequisites||Permission of department chairperson|
Interdisciplinary research is a rewarding but challenging mode of inquiry, one that requires the practitioners to integrate research techniques, methodological approaches and literatures from a variety of disciplines. This course provides students with a structured learning environment to enable them to become grounded in the major qualitative and quantitative research methodologies of interdisciplinary scholarship. Students will critique, evaluate, and interpret published research proposals, develop a research proposal, and complete a literature review that they may use to launch an original research project in IDS489. Students will also consider how interdisciplinary thinking is relevant to their personal and professional goals. Three lecture hours per week.