This course provides students with the knowledge and practical experience of research methods relevant to their field or interests. It offers all the necessary guidance and information that students need to conduct research papers and develop an awareness of the theory and conventions of academic literacy in literary and cultural terms.
By taking this course, students will be able to explore different genres of academic writing within the context of English/American literature and culture. They will learn:
◎how to engage theory and method as a focus of analysis and research.
◎how to focus on fundamental information gathering skills: finding, evaluating, and synthesizing both secondary and primary sources.
◎how to develop and refine their analytical and critical skills.
◎how to conduct a major independent research project of their choice.