URSA F192P Introduction to Research and Scholarly Activity

1 credit; Wednesdays 5:30 pm in Schaible Auditorium

Course description: This is a once-weekly seminar for freshman and sophomores (primarily) providing them an introduction to research conducted at UAF.  One-hour seminars are given by faculty researchers or their senior research personnel, especially those representing projects that offer research opportunities to undergraduate students.  The seminars will provide an overview of the diversity of research at UAF and the opportunities for undergraduate student participation in research.  Students will gain a broad understanding of the significance process and impact of research as conducted as conducted across the wide range of scholarly disciplines represented on all the UAF campuses.   

Course goals: Students will learn about a variety of research topics with a focus on research conducted at UAF campuses.   Students will also sharpen their critical thinking and presentation skills.

Instructional methods: This course will comprise faculty-led presentations about current research topics at UAF.

Course readings/materials: Occasionally, journal articles resulting from UAF research may be presented, and students will be emailed a pdf copy of the article prior to the presentation.  

Grading: This is a Pass/Fail course.   A passing grade will be based on active participation in the seminars. Students will receive a failing grade if they do not attend 75% of the seminars.


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