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Engage with topics, ideas, and the overarching questions that guide the spirit of your inquiry. Get started with thinking about your research goals, how they fit into your major and future goals as you go from being a prospective SU student to a freshman to a senior ready to graduate. Get the resources you need to start your research at whichever stage you may be during your undergraduate years at SU. 

Plan

Learn how to systematically plan your research and the steps you need to achieve along the way from compliance to planning for appropriate scholarly venues to present your research. 

Plan Your Research

Whether you are an incoming freshman or a graduating senior, plan for Honors College, graduate school, or careers where your research experience makes you a competitive candidate. 

Planning Ahead

Programs

Learn about the different research opportunities and programs offered at the Fulton School of Liberal Arts, Henson School for the Sciences, Perdue School of Business, and Seidel School for Education by semester. Explore the opportunities for research, funding, and programs as they are offered during each semester of the academic calendar year. 

Connect

Gain valuable advice from and learn about fascinating research being conducted by faculty mentors across different disciplines. Find scholarly student groups and join a community of like-minded students. Connect with award-winning faculty research mentors at Salisbury University.

Opportunities 

Find out about the funding opportunities available for undergraduate student researchers and their funding deadlines. Learn about the procedures and deadlines for obtaining compliance for your research. Find out about the conference deadlines to keep in mind for presenting your research at scholarly venues. 

Research Course Search

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Department Abbreviation Course Number Course Title Course Description Prerequisite More Info
Accounting ACCT 645 Advanced Taxation & Public Policy "Focus on foundation and application of tax policy and law for federal and state income taxation. Individual, business and fiduciary tax knowledge will allow the student to develop a tax awareness by developing an ability to recognize tax problem areas, pitfalls and planning opportunities. Local, state, federal and international taxation issues and current events of U.S. individuals and business entities coupled with expanding on tax research skills will prepare students for management decision making roles in the consulting or business world." Admission to M.B.A. program. [+]
Accounting ACCT 698 Directed Independent Study Individual tutorial course including accounting research topics not covered in other accounting courses. May be taken a maximum of two times (regardless of number of credits each time) under different subtitles. A total of nine hours of upper-division accounting courses including ACCT 302, 304; completion of M.B.A. Office administrative requirements; and admission to the M.B.A. program. [+]
Accounting ACCT 491 Advanced Accounting Internship Research associated with an internship experience in accounting. ACCT 490 or completion of ABLE requirement, placement approval and permission of the department chair, completion of ABLE administrative requirements [+]
Accounting ACCT 494 Directed Study For students who desire to do research or pursue a special topic in accounting. May be used as an accounting elective if approved by the chair of the Accounting Department. Junior status and permission of instructor prior to registration. [+]
Air Force Science AFSC 410 Air Force Leadership Studies & Preperation for Active Duty I Focuses on applying concepts in leadership and management by comprehending leadership styles and managerial functions, concepts of individual motivation and organizational/group dynamics, and decision-making processes. Emphasizes oral and written communication skills, leadership research and behavior. Course is taught at University of Delaware. Enrollment in the Air Force ROTC program. [+]
Anthropology ANTH 102 Biological Anthropology & Archaeology Introduction to the study of human biological and cultural evolution from the earliest hominins to the present, with an emphasis on paleoanthropological and archaeological research. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC. [+]
Anthropology ANTH 201 Cultural Anthropology Survey "A comprehensive survey of the indigenous peoples and traditional cultures of a specific region of the world, focusing on ethnographic and linguistic research. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC." [+]
Anthropology ANTH 301 Cultural Anthropological Method & Theory Survey of the theoretical history of cultural anthropology and a detailed overview of the methods of ethnographic research. Sophomore standing and completion of two anthropology track core courses with grades of C or better. [+]
Anthropology ANTH 302 Archaeological Method & Theory Survey of the theoretical history of archaeology and a detailed overview of the methods of archaeological research. Sophomore standing and completion of two anthropology track core courses with grades of C or better. [+]
Anthropology ANTH 400 Individual Directed Study "Advanced study in an area of anthropology through intensive literature and/or field research." "Sophomore standing and completion of two anthropology track core courses with C or better grades." [+]
Anthropology ANTH 459 Seminar in Anthropology Advanced study of current research and literature in a selected field of anthropology. May be repeated twice under different subtitles. "Sophomore standing and completion of two anthropology track core courses with C or better grades." [+]
Anthropology ANTH 497 Undergraduate Research "Independent student research under anthropology faculty supervision. Students will have the opportunity to study a topic in depth and design their own research project; public presentation of results required." "Junior standing and satisfactory completion of three core courses." [+]
Anthropology ANTH 500 Individual Directed Study "Advanced study in an area of anthropology through intensive literature and/or field research. May be repeated once under different subtitiles. " [+]
Anthropology ANTH 559 Seminar in Anthropology Advanced study of current research and literature in a selected field of anthropology. [+]
American Studies AMST 480 Senior Seminar in American Studies "A research seminar. Students design and carry out a research project. Class reading and discussion attempts to integrate previous work done in American studies and arrive at a comprehensive overview of American society and culture. Crosslisted with HIST 375. Meets General Education IIB." Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. [+]
Applied Health Physiology AHPH 502 Introduction to Research Methods of investigating physiological mechanisms within the human clinical context; development of skills for producing as well as consuming research by proposing a research plan. Admission to program. [+]
Applied Health Physiology AHPH 534 Human Psychophysiology "Study of the interrelationships between the mind and body. Examination of current research and historical views on the interaction of physiological processes and psychological function." "Admission to Applied Health Physiology Program." [+]
Applied Health Physiology AHPH 553 Applied Clinical Physiology Study of common lab techniques used in physiologic health screening, fitness testing and research, cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal procedures. [+]
Applied Health Physiology AHPH 559 Research in Physiology Teams identify a novel research question and develop a research protocol designed to answer that question. This includes conducting a peritinent literature review, determining resource needs and preparing an explanation/defense apporpriate for the SU Human Subjects Committee. Concurrently, discuss original research articles and gain practical experience contributing to an existing line of research. AHPH 502 [+]
Applied Health Physiology AHPH 562 Trends & Issues in Physiology In depth examination of current literature in physiological journals. Emphasis placed upon critical review of research in regards to methodology, data interpretation and conclusions derived from data. Admission to program. [+]
Art ART 391 Special Topics in Art History Intensive study, including research, of a particular topic in art history. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Art 201 or permission of instructor. [+]
Art ART 395 Special Topics in Art Intensive study of a selected area in studio art that includes research. May be taken twice for credit with different subtitles. Students furnish their own materials. Major Prerequisites: ART 121, 130, 201. non-Major Prerequisite: Permission of instructor [+]
Art ART 500 Seminar: Issues in Art Discussions and research concerning timely topics in art, including direct student participation and faculty lectures. Topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated once for degree credit under different course subtitle. Permission of instructor [+]
Art ART 471 Advanced Glass Advanced studio practice in glass is a class for serious students. Continued training with tools and development of expertise in glass and glass equipment. Students work toward developing their own research projects and are expected to take on more responsibility for the running of the glass lab. Students must furnish safety apparel and any materials not covered by the lab fee. May be taken three times for a maximum of 12 credits ART 371, permission of instructor [+]
Athletic Training ATTR 301 Clinical Practice Research Provides information regarding basic concepts and procedures used for conducting quality research. Utilize basic statistical procedures, including descriptive statistics, correlation, regression, t-tests, and Analysis of Variance using statistical software. Measurement concepts, validity and reliability are defined and analyses are conducted. Introduction to the concept of evidence-based practice and its implementation and become better consumers of research and develop interest in implementing evidence-based practice in future careers. Fifteen hours in athletic training, MATH 155. [+]
Athletic Training ATTR 610 Research Methods for Clinical Practice "Provides information regarding basic concepts of and methods for conducting quality research. Apply basic statistical procedures using statistical analysis software. Introduces the concept of evidence-based practice to develop critical thinking and clinical decision making skills in future healthcare providers. By utilizing a systematic approach to ask and answer clinically relevant questions, develop strategies for optimizing patient care." ATTR 555 [+]
Athletic Training ATTR 660 Applied Research "Complete a research project either through an original research design, including a data collection process, or in the form of a meta-analysis utilized to answer a clinically relevant question. Complete the task under the supervision of a faculty member. The completed process will result in a scholarly presentation or publication submission." ATTR 610 [+]
Biology BIOL 407 The Biology of Fishes Study of evolution, anatomy, physiology, classification, ecology and behavior of the fishes. Addresses current research and future directions in ichthyology. BIOL 213 [+]
Biology BIOL 410 Estuarine Biology Introduction to the physical, chemical and geological characteristic of estuaries with emphasis on East Coast estuaries such as the Chesapeake Bay. Detailed discussion of the biological and chemical processes important in estuarine ecosystems with a major emphasis on current literature and research in estuarine biology. BIOL 310 [+]
Biology BIOL 415,416 Research in Biology "Independent student research under the supervision of a faculty member. BIOL 416 may not be used to satisfy requirements within the major. May receive credit within the major for BIOL 415 or 417, but not both." Permission of instructor [+]
Biology BIOL 417 International Research in Biology "Independent student research under the supervision of a faculty member at an affiliated institution (for example, School for Field Studies). May receive credit within the major for BIOL 415 or 417, but not both." Admission to relevant program. [+]
Biology BIOL 495 Vascular Biology Familiarizes students with a broad spectrum of vascular biology topics. Discuss recent publications employing cuttingedge techniques used to study the vascular system. Gain hands-on exposure to “classical” approaches used in vascular biology research labs. Lecture and lab highlight the application of vascular biology research to present-day clinical approaches used in the treatment of human diseases. BIOL 350 [+]
Biology BIOL 550 Internship in Biology Experiences in biology-related work provide an opportunity to use acquired biological knowledge in a professional setting and to investigate potential career options. May also provide further research skills for career advancement. Approval of the graduate internship coordinator and on-site supervisor. [+]
Biology BIOL 507 The Biology of Fishes Study of evolution, anatomy, physiology, classification, ecology and behavior of the fishes. Addresses current research and future directions in ichthyology. "Graduate standing and permission of the instructor." [+]
Biology BIOL 515 Research in Biology "Independent student research under the supervision of a faculty member. Students may register for BIOL 515 more than once." "Graduate standing and permission of instructor." [+]
Biology BIOL 575 Modern Molecular Biology Intensive study of the mechanisms of molecular biology within cells, the methods used to analyze these interactions, and their applications in basic research and biomedical treatments. C or better in BIOL 350 and CHEM 221 or permission of instructor. [+]
Biology BIOL 491 Advanced Buisness Internship Research associated with an internship experience in business or government. "BUAD 490 or completion of ABLE requirement, placement approval and permission of the department chair, completion of ABLE administrative requirements" [+]
Biology BIOL 615 Research Methodology Designed to develop techniques and methods for research. Includes identifying and defining managerial problems, reviewing the literature and stating problems in terms of testable hypotheses and methods of testing hypotheses. Major research paper required. Admission to M.B.A. program. [+]
Buisness Administration BUAD 698 Directed Independent Study Individual tutorial course including research topics not covered in other courses. May be taken twice under different subtitles. "Admission to M.B.A. program and written permission from both the instructor and the M.B.A. program director." [+]
Chemistry CHEM 205 Directed Studies in Chemistry "Directed studies in chemistry on an approved subject under faculty supervision. Designed to incorporate significant and contemporary studies in chemistry that are not original laboratory-based research. Projects may include, but are not limited to, the study of teaching strategies, formal scientific writing and chemistry outreach programs to the community. Written report required. May be taken twice for a maximum of six credits. May not be used to satisfy requirements for chemistry major or minor." CHEM 122 and permission of the department chair. [+]
Chemistry CHEM 210 Introduction to Chemical Research Introduction to individual directed study on an approved subject under faculty supervision. Written report required. May be taken twice for credit. May not be used to satisfy requirements for chemistry major or minor. Permission of the department chair. [+]
Chemistry CHEM 310 Intermediate Chemistry Research "Intermediate level individual chemical research on an approved subject under supervision of a member of the faculty. Written report and seminar presentation required. May be taken twice for credit. " CHEM 221 and permission of department chair. [+]
Chemistry CHEM 403 Principles of Chemical Research "Individual undergraduate research on approved subject under supervision of a member of the faculty. Introduction to the chemical literature, writing styles and presentation styles used in chemistry." "Twenty-four hours of chemistry and permission of department chair." [+]
Chemistry CHEM 410 Chemical Research Individual undergraduate research on approved subject under supervision of a member of the staff. Written report, seminar presentation required. May be taken twice for credit. CHEM 403 and permission of department chair. [+]
Communiction Arts CMAT 101 Introduction to Human Communication Studies "Introduction to the basic principles and theories of human communication. Explores contexts such as interpersonal relationships,small groups, organizations, intercultural interaction and public speaking. In each context, practice skills of effective communication while gaining understanding of the relevant theories and research that are foundational to the discipline. Designed for communication arts majors and minors." [+]
Communication Arts CMAT 297 Communication Research Introduction to common communication research methods, including: literature reviews, surveys, experiments, content analysis, rhetorical criticism, ethnography, interviews and focus groups. Students learn essential research and writing skills through projects created in areas of interest such as relationships, business, media, or advertising/public relations. May not receive credit for both CMAT 297 and CMAT 301. C or better in CMAT 101 and 102 [+]
Communication Arts CMAT 405 Family Communication Characterization of family styles of communication as they reflect values, attitudes and perceptions of family members as a group. Examination of effects of individual communication strategies on development of family patterns of interaction. Selected readings, field research, two exams. C or better in CMAT 297 [+]
Communication Arts CMAT 447 International Public Relations Study of strategic communication principles and theoretical frameworks guiding research, design, implementation and evaluation of international public relations efforts by corporations, institutions and nongovernmental organizations. C or better in CMAT 101 and 102 and junior and standing. [+]
Communication Arts CMAT 490 Communication Seminar "Intensive study in speech or communication studies. Students should choose a seminar in their track. Substantial research paper/academic project and class presentation are required. May be taken twice under different subtitles, but only four credits may be applied to the communication arts major." "Senior standing and permission of the instructor." [+]
Communication Arts CMAT 497 Independent Research "Designed to encourage students to pursue an important area of research in communication. Allows a student to study a subject area in more depth than possible in the traditional classroom setting. With the advice of an instructor, the student submits a proposal including a letter of intent, an outline of the proposed study with bibliography and an abstract of the intended topic area. The project should ideally be new research as an addendum to an earlier project. A public presentation of research is required." "C or better in CMAT 297, (at least 3.0 GPA in CMAT courses) permission of department chair and approval and cooperation of supervising instructor." [+]
Computer Science COSC 390 Undergraduate Research Project Offers study of some area of computer science in more depth than is possible in the usual classroom setting. Students work on projects under the direction of faculty members. Approval of department chair. [+]
Computer Science COSC 495 Directed Consulting "Provides teams of 3-12 students with experience in using mathematical and computing tools to solve real-world problems posed by a client organization, such as a research institute, business or industry. Combines individual and group work, and requires the presentation of a written and oral report to the client organization and the department. Crosslisted with MATH 495. COSC/MATH 495 may be taken twice for a maximum of eight credits, but used only once toward a major in mathematics or computer science." Invitation by Department Chair [+]
Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution CADR 321 Research Methods Introduction to qualitative and quantitative social research methods. Emphasis on research design, question formulation, sampling techniques, hypothesis testing, data analysis, computer processing and practical research activity. [+]
Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution CADR 495 Individal Research Advanced students pursue their own research project under the direction of a faculty member or assist a faculty member in a research project. Involves both archival and qualitative and/or quantitative social science research. May be repeated for a maximum of eight credits with faculty approval. CADR 200, CADR/SOCI 321, major in conflict analysis and dispute resolution, and permission of instructor. [+]
Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution CADR 550 Research Methods Explores various research methods for collecting, tracking, managing, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data. Course includes a research project that employs various forms of data collection and analysis. CADR 500 [+]
Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution CADR 640 Field Practicum I An intensive, semester-long practicum, focused on practical field-based experiential learning. An academic program coordinator assists in developing a practicum site and project. The course requires an average of five-six hours per week throughout the semester in addition to the time reserved for classroom activity, reading and research for the final project. CADR 500, 520 [+]
Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution CADR 641 Field Practicum II An advanced self-guided practicum. Students may continue their practicum experience in CADR 640 or create a new practicum experience with faculty approval. The course requires an average of five to six hours per week throughout the semester in addition to the time reserved for classroom activity, reading and research for the final project. CADR 640 [+]
Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution CADR 650 Research Thesis Project A seminar that assists with the thesis process which leads to a project of publishable quality. Opportunities for peer review and establishing incremental goals are available in this course. Students wishing to conduct a thesis must make this known in their first year of study and must complete and publicly present their thesis prior to the end of their final semester. CADR 550 and permission of instructor [+]
Dance DANC 491 Independent Study Intensive research opportunity for dance minors on a selected subject. May be taken under different subtitles for a total of four hours. "Proposal and permission of instructor and department chair prior to registration." [+]
Economics ECON 492 Senior Seminar in Contemporary Economic Problems Economics majors research problems of their own choosing and present a seminar paper. Focus on problems facing the American and world economies. Economics major with senior status. [+]
Education ECED 452 Teaching Science in Early Childhood Classrooms "Introduces and explores the principles of science education with appropriate methodology and pedagogy that focus on the needs of children birth through grade 3. Attention is given to developmentally appropriate practices and inquiry teaching methods that align to national standards. Special emphasis is given to conceptual learning, cognitive experiences, assessment, research, technology and use of instructional materials that are related to the learning of young children theoretically, developmentally and practically. Includes clinical experiences." "Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, ECED 356, ELED 302, 320, 350, 398." [+]
Education ECED 352 Integrated Reading and Language Arts Birth-Age 4 "Introduces nurturing, teaching and engaging of children in language acquisition and literacy processes in homes and early childhood settings. Designed for early childhood education candidates. Content deals with language development, reading, writing, speaking, listening, visualizing and visually representing for infants, toddlers and young children. Theoretical frameworks focus on brain development and early literacy research. Includes clinical experiences." Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. [+]
Education ECED 451 Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood Classroom "Introduces and explores mathematics teaching as it relates to children birth through grade 3. Attention is given to developmentally appropriate instructional strategies that align with state and national standards. Focuses on pedagogical strategies that promote conceptual understandings and the use of materials that are theoretically and developmentally appropriate for the learning of mathematics. Emphasizes research, diversity, assessment, technology, literacy and mathematics integration. Includes clinical experiences." Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, ECED 356, ELED 302, 320, 350, 398 [+]
Education EDCI 512 Educational Research and Educational Leadership "Examination of the use of evaluation research as a basis for decisions about educational programs, products and goals with the aim of providing the educational leader with valid and reliable evidence upon which to base the program decisions." [+]
Education EDCI 728 Understanding Instruction and Assesment to Improve Learning "Explores foundational psychological concepts through current research on teaching practices. Examines the intersection of neuroscience and educational practices. Investigates contrasting theories of learning and their utility for explaining and addressing educational problems. Provides advanced study of assessment for the reflective practitioner to collect, critique and utilize a broad range of assessment data to improve instruction and learning. Builds understandings of and understandings needed to meet the national Technology Standards for Administrators." "Basic computer skills (file management, word processing, e-mail, Internet searches)." [+]
Education EDUC 508 Seminar: Research in Human Development "Survey of research techniques and findings in the field of human growth and development. Research related to developmental characteristics of students considered." EDUC 300 or permission of instructor. [+]
Education EDUC 510 Seminar: Recent Issues in Education "Analysis of selected issues in education. Students required to survey and critically evaluate pertinent research on at least one issue." [+]
Education EDUC 512 Seminar in the Teaching of Social Studies "Analysis of theory and research in the social sciences as applied to developing and teaching social studies at either the elementary or secondary school level. " [+]
Education EDUC 580 Trends in Mathematics and Science Education in the Elementary School "Critical review and analysis of current issues, research and practices in the teaching and learning of science and mathematics in the elementary school. Emphasis on exploring the expanding knowledge base in each discipline." [+]
Education EDUC 582 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: Part I "Provides knowledge of the reading process, instructional strategies and materials used, drawn from research-based recommendations for using text in secondary content areas. Intended for M.Ed. candidates and other in-service teachers." [+]
Education EDUC 560 College Teaching "Research-based investigation of theories and practices involved in teaching in institutions of higher education. Intended for graduate students aspiring to college teaching or academic leadership positions. Examines the roles and responsibilities of college instructors with emphasis on practical applications in college and university settings." [+]
Education EDUC 561 Seminar: Issues and Trends in Postsecondary Education "Opportunities for research-based examination of selected current issues in postsecondary education and for students to share the efforts of their investigations on topics of interests." [+]
Education EDUC 634 Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment "Analysis of early childhood program models, curricula and assessment methods. Examines philosophical and theoretical orientations, related research and societal needs." "EDUC 502 and any two EDUC 500-level courses" [+]
Education EDUC 638 Language Development in Early Childhood "Advanced study of the development of language, literacy and communication skills in children, birth through age eight. Examines current issues and research with emphasis on classroom application." "EDUC 502 and any two EDUC 500-level courses" [+]
Education ELED 305 Learning and Assessment for Diverse Classrooms "Examines concepts, principles, theories and research related to the teaching and learning of children in grades pre-K-6. Focuses on research as it relates to learning theories, cognitive processes, motivation and learner differences. Explores formative and summative assessment strategies to support, verify and document student learning and improve teacher performance. Includes clinical experiences." Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. [+]
Education ELED 317 Integrating Aesthetic Experiences Into Teaching and Learning "Introduces aesthetic educational theory as it relates to the aims, curriculum, organization and teaching/learning of the arts (music, drama, dance and visual arts). Presents a basic working knowledge of the arts and the pedagogical strategies used to implement and integrate the arts into and through the pre-K-6 curriculum. Emphasis is placed on state and national standards and curricular integration. A focus is placed on theories that ground creative arts instruction, research-based benefits that are shown to improve academic achievement, and pedagogical strategies that focus on hands-on learning and creativity development. Includes clinical experiences." Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. [+]
Education ELED 320 Teaching Diverse Learners "Introduces core concepts and contemporary perspectives in the field of special education. Explores important topics that include the history of special education, current legislation, personnel and procedures, collaboration with parents/guardians and service providers, and needs of diverse learners, including English Language Learners and those who are gifted and talented. Identifies, applies and critiques effective research-based instructional approaches to teaching learners who have different needs. Incorporates realities of inclusive practices and provides opportunities for candidates to triangulate and reflectively apply course content through clinical experiences. Emphasizes the development of a professional disposition that values human differences. Includes clinical experiences." "Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. early childhood and double Major Prerequisites: ECED 352, ELED 305/202, 317, 397. elementary Major Prerequisites: ELED 302, 305/202, 317, 397." [+]
Education ELED 410 Literacy Assesment and Intervention "Introduces and applies formal and informal literacy assessment tools that can be used to make appropriate instructional decisions for learner differences. Includes information and practices in administering research-based intervention strategies for early literacy, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension and writing. Includes clinical experiences." "Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. early childhood Major. ECED 356, ELED 302, 320, 350, 398. Elementary Major Prerequisites: ELED 320, 330, 340, 350, 398. Double Major Prerequisites: ECED 356, 366, ELED 330, 499. three hours per week with enhancement." [+]
Education ELED 406 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary Classrooms "Emphasizes the teaching of mathematics to students in grades 1-6. Focuses on developmentally appropriate instructional strategies that align to national standards and promote conceptual understandings. Attention is placed on the teaching and learning of mathematics as it relates to research, theory, pedagogy, content, diversity, assessment, technology elementary school cirriculum. Offered for udergraduate credit." Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Corequisite: ELED 309. [+]
Education EMAT 442 Early Childhood Education Integrated Curriculum II Study of materials and methods for teaching science, social studies and math readiness to kindergarten and pre-kinder-action research. Conducted under the direct supervision of a clinical supervisor (experienced public school teacher) with guidance and supporr from the university supervisor. "EMAT 501, 503, 505, 506, 512, 515 and required methods courses. Corequisite: EMAT 511" [+]
Education EMAT 501 Development and Learning Applied to Teaching "Examines theory and research in human development and learning psychology with application to teaching in contemporary middle and secondary schools. Emphasis on translating theory into practice by integrating field experiences, class work, student projects, assignments and exams." Admission to M.A.T. program. [+]
Education EMAT 504 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas I "Knowledge of the reading process, instructional strategies and materials use, drawn from research-based recommendations for using text in secondary content areas." Admission to M.A.T. program. [+]
Education EMAT 507, 509 M.A.T Internship I & II "Two full-time, eight-week clinical experiences providing opportunities to actualize the latest educational research and theory into practice, including but not exclusive to observation, mini-teaching, macro-teaching, whole group lessons and action research. Conducted under the direct supervision of a clinical supervisor (experienced public school teacher) with guidance and support from the university supervisor." "EMAT 501, 503, 505, 506, 512, 515 and required methods courses. Corequisite: EMAT 511" [+]
Education EMAT 510 Applied Research and Technology II "Complete and present portfolios, action research projects and seminar papers. Integrates educational technology, especially as it applies to teaching in the schools." Successful completion of EMAT 507, 509, 511. [+]
Education REED 500 Research in Reading Education "Introduction to elements of major research methodologies used in the study of education. Application of various methodologies in study of selected topics in reading field; evaluation of selected studies in reading education." [+]
Education REED 517 Secondary Foundations of Reading "Knowledge of the reading process, instructional and assessment strategies, and materials use, drawn from researchbased recommendations for reading and writing in secondary content areas." [+]
Education EMAT 537 Educational Research "Introduction to quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry as they apply to the needs of teacher-researchers. Attention is given to reading, analyzing and interpreting scholarly research to solve instructional problems. Includes the design of an action research project that addresses an area of current concern in the field of P-12 education." Admission to M.A.T. program. [+]
Education SCED 422 Teaching and Reading in the Content Areas: Part I "In-depth study of literacy needs of diverse student populations. Includes instructional and assessment methods in reading and writing. Intended for Secondary and K-12 teacher certification candidates." Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program [+]
Education SCED 462 ESOL Internship I -Elementary "A full-time eight-week clinical experience at an elementary school setting providing opportunities to actualize the latest educational research and theory into practice for teaching English Language Learners (ELL), including, but not exclusive to,: observation, mini-teaching, macro-teaching, whole group lessons and action research. Conducted under the direct supervision of a mentor teacher (experienced public school teacher) with guidance and support from the University supervisor." "Completion of all required coursework in the B.A. ESOL/K-12 Certification sequence prior to the internship, admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, compliance with student teaching criteria. corequisites: SCED 463, 465. (P/F" [+]
Education SCED 463 ESOL Internship I I - Secondary "A full-time eight-week clinical experience at a middle/secondary school setting providing opportunities to actualize the latest educational research and theory into practice for teaching English Language Learners (ELL), including, but not exclusive to,: observation, mini-teaching, macro-teaching, whole group lessons and action research. Conducted under the direct supervision of a mentor teacher (experienced public school teacher) with guidance and support from the University supervisor." "Completion of all required coursework in the B.A. ESOL/K-12 Certification sequence prior to the internship, admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, compliance with student teaching criteria. Corequisites: SCED 462, 465. (P/F)" [+]
English ENGL 103 Composition and Research "A course in college-level academic writing. Focus on argument, critical reading and writing, and information literacy." Meets General Education IA (required C or better) [+]
English ENGL 428 ESOL Tests and Measurements "Focuses on present-day language theory and practice. Objectives are not only to increase students’ skills in writing classroom language tests and assessing standardized instruments intended for second language learners, but also to improve their ability to evaluate language research in which testing plays a part." "ENGL 432 or 434 or permission from instructor." [+]
English ENGL 430 Principles of Linguistics "Detailed study of the primary linguistic systems, including phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax and pragmatics. Introduces important sociolinguistic research concerns. As the course is designed for teachers in training, students apply those linguistic concepts to practical language learning problems." "ENGL 432 or 434 or permission from instructor" [+]
English ENGL 432 Literacy and ESOL Reading "Introduces students interested in questions of language acquisition to the theories and practices relating to learning to read in a second language or second dialect. Topics included are models for acquiring foreign language reading skills, teaching strategies for second language/dialect literacy, evaluating literacy skills, current research about acquisition of literacy skills, and political and social implications of second language/dialect literacy." C or better in ENGL 103 [+]
English ENGL 447 Current Approaches in ESOL Instruction "Familiarizes students with the foundations of teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL). Provides for examination of current theory and empirical data on language learning and teaching. Examine pedagogical implications/applications of teaching methodologies intended for non-native speakers of English by examining the latest research data. Seeks to meet the needs of practicing or prospective teachers enrolled in an undergraduate program." ENGL 428 or permimssion of instructor [+]
English ENGL 465 Composition Theory "Explores current theories and research on writing process and product. Topics include: definitions of writing; rhetorical contexts; heuristics for pre-writing, writing and rewriting; questions of arrangement, style, grammar, mechanics and assessment. " C or better in ENGL 103 [+]
English ENGL 466 Methods for Composition and Rhetoric Research "Applies theoretical concepts from ENGL 465 to current issues in composition and rhetoric research (such as basic writing, methods of responding to student writing and audience adaptation). Emphasizes modes of research for continuing investigation of these issues." "ENGL 465 or approval of the instructor." [+]
English ENGL 497 Undergraduate Research "Designed to encourage students to pursue an important area of research under the supervision of an English faculty member. Students will have the opportunity to study a topic in depth and design their own research project to contribute to that area’s body of knowledge. Specific topics are indicated on student transcripts. Public presentation required. May be taken for a maximum of four credits. " "C or better in ENGL 103, permission of instructor and department chair." [+]
English ENGL 508 Methods and Theories for Literary Research "Introduces students to the methods and theories that are foundational to the study of literature at the graduate level and the application of those theories to literature. Beginning with New Criticism, the course explores dominant theoretical trends of the 20th century, including, but not limited to, Marxism, Feminism, Psychoanalysis and Multiculturalism. Examine key literary, critical and theoretical terms/concepts as well as learn to analyze secondary sources in the process of producing critically informed work. " [+]
English ENGL 514 Writing Program Issues "Explores successful writing programs, particularly at the college level, and their connections to research/theory in composition. Requires students to evaluate and propose guidelines for composition study and instruction." [+]
English ENGL 528 ESOL Tests and Measurements Introduces students to present-day language theory and practice. Objectives are not only to increase students’ skills in writing classroom language tests and assessing standardized instruments, but also to improve their ability to evaluate language research in which testing plays a part. ENGL 532 or 534 or permission of instructor. [+]
English ENGL 530 Directed Research "Preparation of optional research project in master’s degree program under department supervision." [+]
English ENGL 532 Literacy and ESOL Reading "Introduces students interested in questions of language acquisition to the theories and practices relating to learning to read in a second language or second dialect. Topics include models for acquiring foreign language reading skills, teaching strategies for second language/dialect literacy, evaluating literacy skills, investigating current research about acquisition of literacy skills, and exploring political and social implications of second/language/dialect literacy." [+]
English ENGL 534 Literacy and ESOL Writing "Introduces students interested in questions of language acquisition to the theories and practices of learning to write in a second language or second dialect. Topics include writing theory, writing strategies, and second language writers and rhetorical concerns. In addition, students will examine teaching methodologies for second language/dialect literacy, evaluating literacy skills, current research about acquisition of literacy skills, and political and social implications of second language/dialect literacy." "ENGL 537 or permission of instructor." [+]
English ENGL 538 Bilingualism "To familiarize students with various aspects of bilingual education and language contact from a social-psychological perspective. Explore the role of the mind in bilingualism and in language acquisition. Content addresses the societal, political and cultural implications of bilinguality and the cognitive and educational implications. It aims to provide analysis and evaluation of current theory and research on bilingualism, as well as for examination of pertinent pedagogical implications/applications." [+]
English ENGL 547 Current Approaches in ESOL Instruction "Familiarizes students with the foundations of teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL). It provides for examination of current theory and empirical data on language learning and teaching. Participants will examine pedagogical implications/applications of teaching methodologies intended for non-native speakers of English by examining the latest research data. This course seeks to meet the needs of practicing or prospective teachers enrolled in a graduate program." ENGL 428/528 or permission of instructor [+]
English ENGL 565 Composition Theory "Explores current theories and research on writing process and product. Topics include: definitions of writing; rhetorical contexts; heuristics for pre-writing, writing and rewriting; questions of arrangement, style, grammar, mechanics and assessment. " [+]
English ENGL 566 Methods for Composition and Rhetoric Research "Applies theoretical concepts from ENGL 465 to current issues in composition and rhetoric research (such as basic writing, methods of responding to student writing and audience adaptation). Emphasizes modes of research for continuing investigation of these issues" "ENGL 465/565 or approval of the instructor" [+]
Environmental Health Science ENVH 415 Research in Environmental Health Science "Research experience as an independent study under the supervision of a faculty member." Permission of instructor [+]
Environmental Health Science ENVH 420 Readings in Environmental Health Science "Selected readings in a specific area of environmental health science. Process of gathering, interpreting and communicating specific information is emphasized. Ten pages of research report(s) are required for each credit hour." Junior or senior standing and approval of the instructor. [+]
Environmental Studies ENVR 353 Conservation and Biodiversity "Focuses on why preserving biodiversity is critical for nature and humankind. Learn ways to describe biodiversity at different scales, discuss major threats to biodiversity, and explore methods for conserving and preserving biodiversity. Focuses on the role that local communities play in conservation, with visits to local conservation organizations and researchers." Two lab science courses in different departments. [+]
Environmental Studies ENVR 490 Senior Thesis in Environmental Studies "Independent study undertaken for senior thesis at the invitation of the department. Students design and complete a research project, and present their findings in a public forum." "ENVR 485, junior standing, permission of the chair and the instructor." [+]
Environmental Studies 499 Environmental Senior Seminar "Seminar and practicum focused on local environmental issue. Students will analyze the issue by doing background research and interviewing stakeholders. The seminar will culminate with a formal presentation in which students present their analysis and suggestions. Suggestions will be implemented if time and topic permits. " "Junior status and completion of 20 core credits in environmental studies major." [+]
Exercise Science EXSC 301 Research Methods in Exercise Science "Designed to help students understand, evaluate and conduct exercise science research. Class members will learn basic concepts and procedures used for conducting research and will become better consumers of research. Students will collaborate to design and present their original research study proposal. " "Fifteen hours in exercise science and/or athletic training." [+]
Exercise Science EXSC 308 Research in Exercise Science "Designed to help students understand, evaluate and conduct exercise science research. Examine the basic concepts and procedures used for conducting research, acquire skills required to become better consumers of research and develop an understanding of how to apply research findings. Collaborate to design and present an original research study." Permission of instructor. [+]
Exercise Science EXSC 486 Directed Research in Environmental Studies "Provides advances students the opportunity to complete an independent supervised research project. Students will present their findings in a public forum." Junior standing, permission of instructor. [+]
Finance FINA 449 Practicum in Portfolio Management "Practical experience in managing an investment portfolio in a teamwork environment, with emphasis on economic, industry and company analysis; report preparation; security selection; daily decision making; record keeping; and performance evaluation. Students will be responsible for making all material decisions in managing the Perdue School Student Managed Investment Fund and interact regularly with external advisors for feedback on their research. Completion of this course satisfies the ABLE requirement. May be repeated for an additional three hours credit." "FINA 441 and permission of instructor." [+]
Finance FINA 491 Advanced Finance Internship "Research associated with an internship experience in finance." FINA 490 or ABLE requirement, placement approval and permission of the department chair, completion of ABLE administrative requirements. [+]
French FREN 480 Senior Seminar "For senior French majors. Research encompassing several areas of French life and culture, language and literature is brought to bear upon a single theme or issue." Senior standing [+]
Gender & Sexuality Studies GSST 485 Gender & Sexuality Studies Capstone Seminar "Examines gender and sexual orientation issues and questions from a contemporary perspective, including psychology, education, philosophy, history, English, sociology, political science and art. Readings, lectures and discussion provide a theoretical framework for capstone projects in spring semester. Produce an independent research project on a topic of one’s choosing relevant to gender and sexuality studies. Offered only in the spring semester." Permission of gender studies coordinator. [+]
Geography GEOG 414 Research & Writing "Development of research methods in geography. Topics include formulation of problems, establishment of hypotheses, development of structures for testing hypotheses and practice with forms of geographic presentation. Maps, numerical and field methods are used. May not receive credit for both GEOG 300 and GEOG 414." GEOG 204, junior-level standing, 12 credits in geography. [+]
Geography GEOG 415 Selected Problems "Independent study permitting research or in-depth work on a selected topic to be indicated on student’s transcript. May be taken twice for credit under different subtitles. Intended for seniors with 18 or more hours in geography. " Perimission from department chair. [+]
Geography GEOG 475 Field Problems in Geography "Geographic research field experience. Development of a research proposal, collection and analysis of data and the integration of such in a formal research paper." Permission of instructor. [+]
Geology GEOL 336 Geological Oceanography "Explore the major features of the ocean basins and seafloor as well as the processes responsible for their formation. Discuss geological and geophysical techniques for mapping and understanding these processes." GEOG 111 [+]
Health Science HLSC 499 Special Topics in Health Sciences "Study of a specific aspect of biomedical research or health care. Topic varies semester to semester. May be repeated with different topics with no limit." Permission of instructor. [+]
Health Science HLSC 599 Special Topics in Health Sciences "Study of a specific aspect of biomedical research or health care. Topic varies semester to semester. May be repeated for different topics with no limit." Permission of instructor. [+]
History HIST 330 Proseminar in History "Survey of selected historians and their philosophies of history. Guides students in the preparation of a formal research paper using primary and secondary sources. Meets General Education IIB (required C or better)." HIST 101, 102 and 201 or 202. [+]
History HIST 435 Senior Thesis "Individual research and preparation of a thesis by history majors." Permission of department chair. [+]
History HIST 483 Evnironmental History of Delmarva "Through class discussions, students will gain an understanding of the natural history of Delmarva and Chesapeake, the changing patterns of land and resource use, environmental conflicts, the growth of 20th century conservation efforts and the implication of burgeoning growth in the Eastern metropolitan corridor of Delmarva. This course draws upon the resources of the Salisbury area through local speakers, environmental activists, foresters, authors and farmers. The course will utilize: the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, the Nanticoke Indian Museum, Furnace Town, Wye Island NWMA, Pemberton Park, and Crisfield and Smith islands. Research paper is required. Meets General Education IIB." Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. [+]
History HIST 484 Seminar in Latin American History "Explores through readings, discussion and research basic problems in Latin American history. The period or topics studied are selected by the instructor. May be taken twice under different course subtitles. Meets General Education IIB." HIST 330 or permission of instructor. [+]
History HIST 497 Undergraduate Research "Research opportunity for advanced students of history to reconstruct aspects of the past using primary documentation under the guidance of a faculty member knowledgeable of the chosen subject." HIST 330 or permission of instructor or department chair. [+]
History HIST 499 Honors "Independent study, research and conferences undertaken by history majors for departmental honors at the invitation of the department. May not be taken on a pass/no credit basis." "Approval of department, 20 hours of coursework in history including HIST 330, minimum 3.5 average in history." [+]
History HIST 579 Medieval Military History "Explores the military history of the medieval world from the fall of the Roman Empire in the fourth century A.D. and the establishment of the Germanic kingdoms to the decline of the supremacy of mounted warrior at the beginning of the sixth century. Students will be encouraged to understand the relationship between military realities and the social structure of medieval societies. The course will also outline the strategy and tactics used by medieval armies, how these tactics affected the lives of populations and how new developments in these fields led to the creation of nation-states in the early modern period. Time will also be spent studying the ideas of research, with some of the major problems and developments in the history of Maryland. May be taken twice under different course subtitles." [+]
History HIST 583 Environmental History of Delmarva "Through class discussions, students will gain an understanding of: the natural history of Delmarva and Chesapeake, the changing patterns of land and resource use, environmental conflicts, the growth of 20th century conservation efforts and the implication of burgeoning growth in the Eastern metropolitan corridor of Delmarva. This course draws upon the resources of the Salisbury area through local speakers, environmental activists, foresters, authors and farmers. The course will utilize: the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, the Nanticoke Indian Museum, Furnace Town, Wye Island NWMA, Pemberton Park, and Crisfield and Smith islands. Research paper is required." [+]
History HIST 601 Methods of Historical Research "Students will examine first hand the vast original documentation relating to the Lower Delmarva Peninsula at the Nabb Research Center and what sort of social, political, educational, economic, religious or cultural material(s) may be included in each record type. Familiarity with 17th and 18th century language and handwriting (similar to learning a foreign language) must also be included to understand the documents. Research and interpretation will focus on creating a more complete picture of what life was like during the century after the initial settlement of the Lower Eastern Shore area. May be taken only once." [+]
History HIST 602 Seminar: Colonial & Revolutionary America "A study of Colonial institutions and the American Revolutionary movement. Emphasis is placed upon the study of specific topics through individual research projects. May be taken twice under different course subtitles." [+]
History HIST 603 Seminar in 19th Century America "An opportunity to explore in-depth 19th century American society, via themes selected by the instructor. May be taken twice under different course subtitles." [+]
History HIST 604 Seminar in European History "Designed to enable the student to explore, through intensive research, basic problems in European history. The period or topics to be studied will be selected by the instructor. May be taken twice under different course subtitles." [+]
History HIST 606 Seminar in 20th Century America "Enables intensive exploration of specific periods and/or problems in this century through individual research. May be taken twice under different course subtitles." [+]
History HIST 608 Seminar in American Diplomacy "Permits investigation, through reading and research, of selected problems in the history of American diplomacy. May be taken twice under different course subtitles." [+]
History HIST 610 Seminar in Latin American History "An intensive study of major institutions and specific periods in Latin America through reading and research. May be taken twice under different course subtitles." [+]
History HIST 612 Special Topics Seminar "An intensive readings or research course on a special topic selected by the instructor. May be taken twice under different course subtitles." [+]
Honors HONR 111 Critical Thinking & Writing "Examines processes for developing clear and sound arguments. Emphasizes critical thinking, writing, oral debate information literacy and research skills. Meets General Education IA." Addmision to Honors Program. [+]
Honors HONR 312 Honors Research/Creative Project "Develop a research or creative project suitable for presentation at an undergraduate research conference or equivalent public venue. Work one-on-one with a faculty mentor from a department of the student’s choosing and with Honors administrative faculty to complete and present the independent project." Admission to Honors Program. [+]
Honors HONR 490 Honors Thesis Preperation "Designed to set up the framework and faculty support for the thesis. It usually is taken the semester before the students write their thesis. Required for those who wish to complete a thesis." Permission of the Honors director. [+]
Honors HONR 496 Honors Thesis Consultation "Designates the Honors thesis consultation with thesis director and committee." "Prerequisite: HONR 490. Corequisite: HONR 495 or departmental research/creative course approved by Honors administrator." [+]
Information Systems INFO 480 Seminar in Information Systems "Study of major research findings, case studies and current issues relevant to management in the era of computer-based information systems and use of standard business software." Information systems major and junior standing. [+]
Information Systems INFO 491 Advancement Information Systems Internship "Research associated with an internship experience in information systems." "INFO 490 or ABLE requirement, placement approval and permission of the department chair, completion of ABLE administrative requirements." [+]
Information Systems INFO 494 Directed Study in Information Systems "Intensive research or study of a selected topic in information systems. May be used as an information systems elective if approved by the department chair. May be repeated once for credit under different subtitles." "Junior standing and permission of instructor prior to registration." [+]
Interdisciplinary Studies IDIS 435 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar "Upper-level interdisciplinary course focused on a seminar topic. Leads to the in-depth integration of the students’ work in a broad range of environments in relation to the topic. May not receive credit for both IDIS 330 and IDIS 435." IDIS 335 or permission of instructor. [+]
Interdisciplinary Studies IDIS 497 Undergraduate Research "Independent student research under the supervision of the Interdisciplinary Studies Coordinator. Students will have the opportunity to study a topic in depth and design their own research project to add to that area’s body of knowledge. Specific topics are indicated on student transcripts. Public presentation required." "Junior standing, permission of interdisciplinary studies coordinator." [+]
Interdisciplinary Studies IDIS 335 Fundamentals of Interdisciplinary Studies "A comprehensive course for undergraduate students seeking an academic career integrating multiple disciplines. Provides an in-depth study examining the purpose and value of an interdisciplinary course of study. Consider and design individualized programs as well as initiate interdisciplinary research." Permission of IDIS advisor/instructor. [+]
International Business INTB 494 Directed Study in International Buisness "For students who desire to research or pursue a special topic in international business. May be used as an international business elective if approved by the chair of the Management and Marketing Department." "Junior status and permission of instructor prior to registration." [+]
Management MGMT 491 Advanced Management Internship Research associated with an internship experience in management. "MGMT 490 or completion of ABLE requirement, placement approval and permission of the department chair, completion of ABLE administrative requirements." [+]
Management MGMT 494 Directed Study "For students who desire to research or pursue a special topic in management. May be used as a management elective if approved by the chair of the Management and Marketing Department." "Junior status and permission of instructor prior to registration." [+]
Marketing MKTG 331 Advertising & Promotion "Managerial overview of advertising and sales promotion as they relate to economic and social systems. Topics include promotional planning, research, media selection, creative implementation, retail, business/professional and consumer advertising." MKTG 330 [+]
Marketing MKTG 332 Consumer Behavior "Examination of the buyer (individual consumer and organizational agent) as problem solver. Topics include buying decision processes and social, psychological, anthropological and economic factors that influence behavior in the marketplace. Examines principles, theories, models and research techniques related to purchasing behavior." MKTG 330 [+]
Marketing MKTG 335 Marketing Research "Collection and analysis of marketing data viewed in context of identifying the market demand (methods of decision making for marketing management). Topics include Bayesian decision theory, sampling techniques, and regression and correlation analysis. May not receive credit for both MKTG 438 and 335." INFO 281, MKTG 330 [+]
Marketing MKTG 491 Advanced Marketing Internship Research associated with an internship experience in marketing. Prerequisite: MKTG 490 or completion of ABLE requirement, placement approval and permission of the department chair, completion of ABLE administrative requirements. Corerequisite: MKTG [+]
Marketing MKTG 494 Directed Study "For students who desire to research or pursue a special topic in marketing. May be used as a marketing elective if approved by the chair of the Management and Marketing Department." "Junior status and permission of instructor prior to registration." [+]
Mathematics MATH 390 Undergraduate Research Project "Offers study of some area of the mathematical sciences in more depth than is possible in the usual classroom setting. Students work on a project under the direction of faculty members." "Approval of research committee and department chair." [+]
Mathematics MATH 460 Operations Research "Introduction to the fundamental problems of operations research. Topics include mathematical programming, network analysis, simulation, probabilistic decision models, queuing and inventory models." C or better or concurrent enrollment in MATH 306. [+]
Mathematics MATH 495 Directed Consulting "Provides teams of 3-12 students with experience in using mathematical and computing tools to solve real-world problems posed by a client organization, such as a research institute, business or industry. Combines individual and group work and requires presentation of a written and oral report to the client organization and the department. Cross-listed with COSC 495. MATH/COSC 495 may be taken twice for a maximum of eight credit hours, but used only once toward a major in mathematics or computer science." Invitation from department chair. [+]
Medical Laboratory Science MDTC 300 Principles of Medical Laboratory Science Introduction to medical laboratory science, including laboratory equipment, microscopy, spectrophotometry, safety, ethics, diagnostic and prognostic use of testing, specimen collection and handling, statistics, quality assurance, quality control and methods comparison, lab math, lab computerization, professional communication methods, and methods in research design/practice with emphasis on evaluation of published laboratory science research. "Admission to the major or permission of instructor." [+]
Medical Laboratory Science MDTC 470 Research Methods in Medical Laboratory Science "An introduction to methods in research design/practice with emphasis on evaluation of published laboratory science research literature for the purpose of research design, publication and presentation. Should be taken the fall semester prior to MDTC 471." "Senior standing in major, permission of instructor." [+]
Music MUSA 104 Musical Theatre Workshop "Research, study, rehearse and perform songs (duets, trios, small ensembles and choruses) and scenes from American musical theatre. Study of vocal and audition techniques, performance practice, staging, “characterizing” a song, musical theatre styles and performance etiquette. Open to all students.Fulfills large ensemble requirement for music major and ensemble requirement for music minor." Audition [+]
Music MUSA 501 Symphony Orchestra Research and performance of major works in orchestral literature. Audition [+]
Music MUSA 502 Symphony Orchestra "Continued research and performance of major works in the field of orchestral literature." Audition [+]
Music MUSA 503 Symphony Orchestra "Research and performance of major works in the field of orchestral literature using advanced conducting techniques." Audition [+]
Music MUSA 507 Chamber Choir Research and performance of major works in choral literature. Audition [+]
Music MUSA 509 Chamber Choir "Research and performance of major works in the field of choral literature using advanced conducting techniques." Audition [+]
Music MUSA 516 Wind Ensemble "Research and performance of major works in wind ensemble literature." Audition [+]
Music MUSA 518 Wind Ensemble "Research and performance of major works in the field of wind ensemble literature using advanced conducting techniques." Audition [+]
Music MUSC 490 Directed Independent Study "Tutorial in any area of music; open to seniors and graduate students. May include continuation of a skills development program begun in the lower-level independent study course, or any type of individual research in music not normally included in courses offered by the department, or individual study of an area needed for teacher certification but not offered by the department in the current semester." Approval in writing of department chair and supervising faculty member prior to registration, with the area of study to be specified in writing. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. [+]
Music MUSC 497 Undergraduate Research "Designed to encourage students to pursue an important area of original research in either music history, theory, composition or performance. Allows student to study a subject area in more depth than possible in the traditional classroom setting. Public presentation required. May be repeated for a maximum of eight credits." Permission of instructor. [+]
Music MUSC 498 Senior Project "Required of music majors in senior year of the B.A. in music (traditional and music technology tracks), but open to all music majors. Designed to be a research paper, recital or composition. This project is of the student’s choice in consultation with a faculty mentor. Students meet weekly with their faculty mentor. Sign up in music office one term in advance." Senior standing, completion of core and permission of chair. [+]
Music MUSC 510 Recent Issues & Trends in Music Education Student-researched seminar presentations on pertinent current issues in general, vocal and instrumental music education. The seminar presentations will, through researching current trends, arrive at conclusions compatible with current practices in music education. ELED 419 and SCED 429 or equivalent. [+]
Music MUSC 530 Directed Research in Music/Music Education "Preparation of optional research project in the M.Ed. program under the direction of departmental faculty. Weekly conference with faculty sponsor." [+]
Music MUSC 590 Directed Independent Study "An individual, graduate tutorial course including research topics not covered in available courses. May be repeated for a maximum of three hours credit under difference course subtitles." "Written specified area of study approved in writing by department chair and supervising faculty member prior to registration." [+]
Nursing NURS 329 Research Methods in Nursing "Provides an understanding of the research process with opportunities to develop skills in critiquing current nursing research and interpreting evidence to inform practice." NURS 312, MATH 155 [+]
Nursing NURS 422 Nursing of Childbearing and Childbearing Families "Focus on nursing care to childbearing and childrearing families, and exploration of current, applicable research. Selfcare and participation of family members emphasized. Topics include conditions that place the client at risk and selected acute and chronic childhood disorders." "Prerequisites: NURS 310, 311, 312, 319 with C or better. Corequisite: NURS 423." [+]
Nursing NURS 516 Family Nursing "Explores theory and research relevant to family nursing assessment and intervention. Family health, illness and the impact of stressful events on the family system are examined. Clinical situations with families are analyzed based on classic family theory, developing theory and published research. Students develop strategies for serving as advocates for families as they explore beginning role requirements of advanced practice nurses." [+]
Nursing NURS 538 Nursing Theories "Examines the nature of concepts, models and theories in the context of scientific development and the historical development of nursing knowledge. A comparative analysis of evolving nursing theories will be made in regard to meeting criteria for theory building; major concepts used; theoretical perspective used; testability and practicality for application with the nursing process in clinical practice, teaching and research." [+]
Nursing NURS 544 Quantitative Research in Health Care "Focuses on quantitative research methods as a foundation for evidence-based health care. Includes problem identification, formulation of hypotheses, research design, sampling analyses and interpretation of quantitative data. Provides practice using a statistical package as a tool to analyze quantitative research data. Research findings are communicated both orally and in writing to health professionals using current technology." MATH 502 [+]
Nursing NURS 590 Thesis Provides an opportunity for the master’s level student to conduct formal research related to nursing. Reflects a culminating research study as an independent project under the direction of a thesis chair and committee. Incorporates knowledge from research methodology and analysis learned throughout the program. Requires that the student demonstrate critical thinking, a proficiency in oral and written communication, and use of appropriate information technology. Traditional defense of thesis required. May be repeated; no limit to the number of repeats. MATH 502, NURS 544 & permission of the instructor. [+]
Philosophy PHIL 475 Seminar in Philosophy "Offers advanced students in philosophy an opportunity to research and reflect on an issue or theme more thoroughly and intensely than is possible in an ordinary course. Content varies semester to semester. May be repeated for credit with faculty approval. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor." [+]
Philosophy PHIL 497 Research in Philosophy "Provides advanced philosophy students an opportunity to study an area of philosophy in more depth than is possible in the traditional classroom setting. Working with a faculty mentor, students will choose an area of philosophical inquiry, study the relevant philosophical literature in that area and produce a substantial paper worthy of presentation at an undergraduate philosophy conference. Course may be taken twice for credit." Junior status. [+]
Philosophy PHIL 575 Seminar in Philosophy "Offers advanced students in philosophy an opportunity to research and reflect on an issue or theme more thoroughly and intensely than is possible in an ordinary course. Content varies semester to semester. May be repeated for credit with faculty approval." Permission of instructor. [+]
Physics PHYS 395 Intermediate Physics Research "Intermediate level, individual research project in physics under supervision of a member of the faculty. Written report and seminar presentation required. May be repeated for up to six credits." "Eight credits of physics and departmental approval." [+]
Physics PHYS 470 Senior Seminar "Senior seminar for physics majors. Introduction to research practices. Preparation for PHYS 475 or PHYS 490 projects." 30 hours of physics or departmental approval. [+]
Physics PHYS 490 Research in Physics "Research project in one of the areas of physics chosen, designed and carried out by student with the advice and approval of a faculty member. Actual work may be carried out at off-campus sites. Written report, seminar presentation required." "PHYS 470 and 40 credits of physics (or senior standing) and department chair approval." [+]
Political Science POSC 300 Methods of Empirical Political Analysis "Focuses on student-developed research projects that utilize the scientific method and the collection and analysis of quantitative data, especially public opinion polls. The use of computers and statistics in political science research emphasized." POSC 101 or 110, junior standing. [+]
Political Science POSC 341 Political Science Internship Seminar "Places an intern’s work experience within a broader, analytical perspective. Interns thoroughly examine existing research on the relevant governmental agency and relate the findings of this research to their own internship experiences. Designed to be taken with POSC 340. " POSC 101 or 110, permission of instructor. [+]
Political Science POSC 490 Individual Research "Advanced students pursue their own research project under the direction of a faculty member, or assist a faculty member in a research project. Involves in-depth reading program or the collection and analysis of data from primary sources. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits with faculty approval; credit beyond three hours requires approval of the department chair." [+]
Political Science POSC 590 Individual Research "Advanced students pursue their own research project under the direction of a faculty member, or assist a faculty member in a research project. Involves in-depth reading program or the collection and analysis of data from primary sources. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits with faculty approval; credit beyond three hours requires approval of the department chair." [+]
Psychology PSYC 304 Research Methods "Study of the scientific method and principles of research design and their application to the study of psychology." PSYC 220 [+]
Psychology PSYC 305 Psychology of Learning "Survey of basic learning paradigms, including classical and operant conditioning, with an emphasis on experimental research using non-human animals. Applications of these theories are also discussed in terms of human behavior." PSYC 101 [+]
Psychology PSYC 323 Psychology of Aging "Comprehensive study of aging—the final developmental period in the lifespan. Topics covered include research methodology, physical aging, cognitive aging, life span developmental issues, relationships, well being and mental health. Required: ten hours of volunteer work with the elderly per semester." PSYC 101 [+]
Psychology PSYC 412 Psychology of Religion "Provides a psychological perspective of religion and spirituality by focusing on empirical findings regarding the behavior and cognitive processes of individuals engaged in religious and spiritual activities. Explores religion psychologically by asking questions to which theory and research can be applied in pursuit of answers." PSYC 101 [+]
Psychology PSYC 481 Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine "A scientific, research-based examination of the ways in which psychological factors may relate to physical health and disease, including behavioral and emotional protective and risk factors for disease from a biopsychosocial perspective. Students will explore the psychological consequences of physical disease and disability, as well as common intervention approaches within clinical health psychology and behavioral medicine. Designed for psychology majors and students in the health sciences who have an understanding of basic psychological principles." PSYC 101, junior or senior status is suggested. [+]
Psychology PSYC 490 Individual Directed Study "Enables advanced students to pursue, through observation, experimentation or library research, a topic of their choosing. May be repeated for a maximum of eight credits." [+]
Psychology PSYC 497 Research in Psychology "Designed to introduce students to independent, original inquiry in questions of and mental processing using the scientific method. The course requires literature review, development of a hypothesis, selection of an appropriate research method, data collection and analysis, and research report writing under the close supervision of a faculty mentor. Findings will be reported at a public, scientific forum." "PSYC 304, junior status, permission of faculty mentor. May be repeated for a maximum of eight hours credits." [+]
Respiratory Therapy RESP 400 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care Research "Introduction to the fundamentals of research related to the profession of respiratory care. The course is designed to enhance communication skills of undergraduate respiratory therapy students for the purpose of writing and presenting research related to respiratory care." Senior status or permission of instructor, [+]
Social Science SOSC 499 Honors "Independent study, research and conferences undertaken by social science majors for department honors at the invitation of the department. May not be taken on a pass/no credit basis." "Approval of department, 21 hours of work in social science completed, minimum 3.5 average in social sciences." [+]
Social Work SOWK 416 Social Work Research I "The first of two courses in social work and evaluation research. Emphasizes the development and use of scientific knowledge and the application of that knowledge to evaluate social work interventions and program evaluation. Explores applied research methodologies to enhance the student’s use of evidence-based social work knowledge and skills. May be repeated only once with permission of the department." "Prerequisite: Admission to the professional program, senior standing. Corequisites: SOWK 400, 420." [+]
Social Work SOWK 417 Social Work Research II "The second of two courses focused on the basic concepts and methods of scientific inquiry used to build knowledge and evaluate practice. Builds and expands upon material covered in Social Work Research I. Includes focus on program evaluation, single-subject designs, data analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics, presentation of data, report writing and application of findings to practice. Explores applied research methodologies that will enhance the student’s use of evidence-based interventions. May be repeated only once with permission of the department." "Prerequisites: Admission to the professional program, senior standing, SOWK 416. corequisites: SOWK 410, 421." [+]
Social Work SOWK 470 Social Work in Mental Health "Investigates the role of the social work profession within the mental health delivery system utilizing a generalist social work approach. Social work and mental health concepts, policies, research methods and program development examined in social service agencies, community mental health facilities and institutional accommodations. " [+]
Sociology SOCI 321 Social Research "Introduction to qualitative and quantitative social research methods. Emphasis on research design, question formulation, sampling techniques, hypothesis testing, data analysis, computer processing and practical research activity." Junior standing. [+]
Sociology SOCI 324 Community Sociology Investigation of communities as social systems emphasizing current directions in community research. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC. [+]
Sociology SOCI 429 Senior Experience Seminar designed to facilitate discussion about the organization and completion of research projects. This capstone experience is for students in their final year of the sociology program. Senior standing. [+]
Sociology SOCI 497 Undergraduate Research "Applies social research methods to a specific research project which includes hypothesis formulation, research design, data collection, data analysis and a presentation in some public forum." CADR/SOCI 321 or permission of instructor. [+]
Spanish SPAN 480 Senior Seminar "For senior Spanish majors. Research encompassing several areas of Spanish life and culture, language and literature is brought to bear upon a single theme or issue. " Senior standing. [+]
Spanish SPAN 496 Spanish Independent Study "Individual study in any areas of language, culture or literature of the Spanish-speaking world with the advice and direction of a member of the department. May be repeated with new content for a maximum of eight credits." Junior standing and permission of department chair. [+]
Spanish SPAN 497 Undergraduate Research "Designed to encourage students to pursue an area of original research in Spanish linguistics, cultural or literary studies of Spain of Latin America. Allows student to study a subject area in more depth than is possible in the traditional classroom setting. Public presentation of research is required. May be repeated once for a maximum of eight credits." Junior standing and permission of department chair and instructor who will direct study. [+]
Theatre THEA 210 Design Fundamentals "Study of the art and craft of scenography and production design through plays, film and dramatic literature. Focuses on character and script analysis, research and conceptualizing a visual world through research, writing, collage/assembly and basic model building. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC." [+]
Theatre THEA 320 Costume Design "Examines the elements of design, character study, textual analysis and directional concepts as a basis for translating conceptualizations into costume renderings. Includes period research and contemporary designers in the world of fashion and theatre." "Design and Production track Prerequisite: THEA 126 or permission of instructor." [+]
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