CSURF

HON 191: Intro to Research and Discovery!

1-credit Spring 2018 class for First and Second year students who want to learn more about doing undergraduate research or creative scholarly activity at UNCW! Also a section for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Transfer Students.

HON 191 is sponsored by the Honors College and CSURF, but open to all interested first or second year students. Students do NOT have to be enrolled in the Honors College

Course Description: Overview of research procedures in discipline areas, including literature searches and data collection. The scientific process and nature of discovery. Guidance in developing a personal plan for immersion in research and scholarship as an undergraduate. Emphasis is on applied learning and developing basic skills appropriate to the discipline.

HON 191 is a 1-hour credit class especially for first and second year students. It is designed to help you learn about opportunities in undergraduate research and creative scholarship and develop the tools you need to begin your own discovery experience! No pre-requisites required... just enthusiasm and interest in research and creative scholarship!

Several different sections are being offered in Spring 2018.

·         HON 191-002: Social Sciences, Graciela Espinosa-Hernandez (Psychology)

·         HON 191-003: Sciences 1, Nathan Grove (Chemistry)

·         HON 191-005: Sciences 2, Peter Fritzler (Science librarian)

·         HON 191-006: Education, Michele Parker (Educational Leadership)

·         HON 191-004: Literature, Music & the Visual Arts, Alex Porco (English)

·         HON 191-001: Transfer Transition, Ann Stapleton (Biology) & Tamara Ivins (Transfer Librarian). For Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 Transfer Students.

HON 191-005 and 003: Sciences, Two sections
  • Taught by Peter Fritzler (Science librarian), M, 12-12:50PM
  • Taught by Nathan Grove (Chemistry), W, 2-3:15PM
  • This class is designed as an introduction to scientific research in the university, including the goals , challenges, and benefits of academic research in the university. Students will begin to learn the skills required to define a research topic, build a knowledge base surrounding the topic, locate data sources, establish appropriate analytical methods, obtain necessary funding and training, and disseminate their results. They will also become familiar with the scientific research support structure at UNCW, including faculty laboratories, library resources, and offices that support research efforts such as CSURF, Office of Sponsored Research Programs, and Occupational Health and Safety.

HON 191-002: Social Sciences, W, 4-4:50PM

  • Taught by Graciela Espinosa-Hernandez (Psychology)
  • This course will introduce students to the basics of research methods and methodologies used in the Social Sciences (e.g., Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science). Students will experience reading research from a variety of areas of specializations and complete Internal Review Board certifications. Students will also explore avenues in the major for potential research projects. Students will study research methodologies and topics from areas throughout the Social Sciences. Students will explore topics for their own research projects, including interviews with faculty. Students will read and write about research (Information Literacy). Students will develop an outline for a research project. Students will become certified as credible researchers (IRB).

HON 191-004: Literature, Music and the Visual Arts, W, 12-12:50PM

  • Taught by Alex Porco (English)
  • This course will introduce students to the basics of research methods and methodologies used in the study of Literature and the Arts. Students will experience reading research from a variety of areas and will explore topics for their own research projects. We'll discuss the creative intellectual process; we will analyze forms of scholarship and identify potential venues for their future work. In order to deepen their knowledge, students will interview faculty in their specific areas of interest. Students will read and write about research and develop an outline for research projects.

HON 191-006: Education, F, 10-10:50AM

  • Taught by Michele Parker (Educational Leadership)
  • This course will introduce students to the basics of research methods and methodologies used in Education. Students will explore avenues in the major for potential research projects. Students will explore topics for their own research projects, including interviews with faculty. Students will read and write about research (Information Literacy). Students will develop an outline for a research project.

HON 191-001: Transfer Transition, W, 5-5:50PM

  • Taught by Ann Stapleton (Biology) and Tamara Ivins (Transfer librarian)
  • This course will introduce transfer students (Fall 2017 and Spring 2018) to the opportunities to conduct undergraduate research and creative scholarship, and will help them engage with potential faculty mentors. Students will develop skills in library research as well as explore topics for their own research projects, including interviews with faculty and students.

Please Note: HON 191 is sponsored by the Honors College, but open to all interested first or second year students. Students do NOT have to be enrolled in the Honors College.