Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Oct 21, 2020  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ALS 2910 - Seminar on Analytical Methods and Critical Thinking

Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Offered in Auburn, Moravia, Romulus. This course is part of the CPEP program.

T. Owens, R. Scott, J. Zeserson.

This course focuses on methods for gathering research information (library, laboratory, field), approaches to the analysis of this information, and integration of this analysis into a final paper that demonstrates the student’s critical thinking on the topic. This course is intended as a capstone course for CPEP’s state-approved Certificate in the Liberal Arts. Students will be introduced to the breadth of research and analytical approaches. Students will compile a research bibliography from which they will write a final paper.

Outcome 1: Articulate the range of approaches to gathering research information used by academics and evaluate their applicability to their own research topic.

Outcome 2: Evaluate various approaches to the analysis of research data, in particular with respect to their own research topic.

Outcome 3: Demonstrate their ability to incorporate critical thinking into their research analysis

Outcome 4: Incorporate their understanding of the goals and format of academic writing into their final paper

Outcome 5: Use feedback effectively to revise drafts of their final paper

Outcome 6: Communicate, effectively and with clarity, their conclusions in the context of the research information available to them for this project.

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