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COAS Interdisciplinary Research Initiative

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INTERDISCIPLINARY TEACHING

Click here to view the rest of Dr. George Middendorf's lecture about Interdisciplinary team-teaching.

COAS INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
Backed with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

    • Goal 1: To engage students in interdisciplinary ways of thinking critically about research.  Students will:
      • generate research questions by analyzing a problem from more than one disciplinary perspective.
      • infer what researchers from two or more disciplines would need to know to solve a problem.
      • integrate into their projects research approaches from two or more disciplines.
    • Goal 2: To empower students, through information literacy, to become self-directed life-long learners. Students will:
      • determine the nature and extent of the information needed.
      • access needed information effectively and efficiently.
      • evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporate information into their knowledge base and value system.
      • use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
      • understand many of the issues (e.g., economic, legal, and social) surrounding the use of information and access and use information ethically and legally.
    • Goal 3: To educate students to conduct, write about, and present research. Students will:
      • formulate appropriate research questions or hypotheses.
      • synthesize and evaluate the related literature.
      • design a viable research study.
      • apply appropriate research methodologies.
      • interpret primary sources, data, or artifacts from the perspectives of the discipline(s).
      • compose a research project that fulfills the purposes and conventions of scholarly activity.
      • prepare a presentation that demonstrates satisfactory oral, written, quantitative, and visual communication skills.

SAMPLE SYLLABI AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Spring 2014

Spring 2013

Spring 2012

Spring 2010

Spring 2007

TIMELINE OF EVENTS

LIBGUIDES

E-PORTFOLIOS

FACULTY RESOURCES

STUDENT RESOURCES


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