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COAS Interdisciplinary Research Initiative

Goals and Objectives

 

Sample syllabi

Faculty Resources


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INTERDISCIPLINARY TEACHING

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COAS INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH COURSES
Supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

SUMMER 2011

Deadlines for Team 1
September 1          Submit revised syllabus to gcarr@howard.edu and cetla@howard.edu for posting in Blackboard. Also, post your syllabus in the HU database.

Note:  1st payment for seminar participation and submission of draft syllabus
          2nd payment for syllabus review and submission of revised syllabus

Deadlines for Team 2
August 1                 Submit course proposal to gcarr@howard.edu and cetla@howard.edu
August 8-10             Attend CRSX seminar at CETLA.
August 17               Submit a draft syllabus to gcarr@howard.edu and cetla@howard.edu
August 17-27           Review syllabi in Blackboard. 
September 1           Submit revised syllabus to gcarr@howard.edu and cetla@howard.edu for posting in Blackboard. Also, post your syllabus in the HU database.

Note:  1st payment for seminar participation and submission of draft syllabus
          2nd payment for syllabus review and submission of revised syllabus

SAMPLE SYLLABI

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

Spring 2012

Spring 2010

Spring 2007

Association for Integrative Studies: Selected Interdisciplinary Syllabi

FACULTY RESOURCES



A Mellon Course Map for Designing Syllabi(2011)

Sample Entries in Mellon Course Map

Checklist for Interdisciplinary Research Assignments

Checklist for Interdisciplinary Research Syllabus

Interdisciplinarity

ORGANIZATIONS

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS


University of North Carolina, Asheville

Georgia State University

Arizona State University

Wayne State University

University of Washington, Bothell

Harvard School of Education—Project Zero

Information Literacy
Undergraduate Research

ORGANIZATIONS

HU Team Report on the CUR Institute(May 2011)

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAMS


Truman State University Office of Student Research

Undergraduate Research at Community Colleges

Carleton College Undergraduate Research in Science and Math

Assessment

Portfolio Assessment

Blackboard ePortfolio Instructions

Technology


STUDENT RESOURCES

Interdisciplinarity


Information Literacy
Undergraduate Research
Assessment

Technology

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