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New spring 2013 research course

Are you an undergraduate interested in doing independent research in the arts, humanities or social sciences? If so, consider Writing 2100, a new 2-credit, s/u course offered for spring 2013.

WRIT 2100
Delve Deeper: Research Methods in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

This seminar is devoted to advanced library research techniques in the humanities and arts, and qualitative library research in the social sciences. Learn to develop targeted research strategies and employ sophisticated methods in pursuing critical or complex research questions for independent projects. Acquire new skills in identifying, locating and analyzing a range of information resources. You will investigate topics using a range of materials and formats, from primary to secondary, from physical to electronic sources, such as archival photographs, artwork, manuscripts, diaries, interviews, social media, ethnographic studies, geospatial information, and statistical sources. Discover options for engaging in, presenting and funding your research. During the course of the semester, you will progressively refine your own research topic as you learn about managing and evaluating information, and present your research in a final project. This class is supported by a range of research mentors, including librarians, curators, archivists, graduate students, and faculty members. More…

Interested students should contact Wendy Martin in the Knight Writing Institute, wem7@cornell.edu, by October 12, 2012. Please indicate your field of study and whether or not you participate in or anticipate applying to any of the special programs noted above (if so, which program/s).

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