University Scholars (USCH)

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1300 ON EXPERTISE: THE NECESSITY OF LEADERSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP This is the first course in the University Scholars Program. Program goals include leadership, scholarship, and disciplinary expertise. Therefore, the goal of this course is to explore each of those areas and provide evidence for their necessity in the education and training of future experts, scholars, and leaders. This course will draw on material from a variety of traditions and will require students to engage with challenging readings, frame arguments and provide evidence during in-class discussions, and participate in ethical decision making regarding current issues within and across disciplinary areas. USCH 1300 fulfills the FYS and Responsible Living requirements of the lower-division UCA Core. Prerequisite: Consent of the University Scholars Program director.

3320 MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH METHODS A multidisciplinary research methods class for University Scholars Program students. Students will gain exposure to qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research approaches; read, analyze, and synthesize current literature within their disciplinary fields; write a literature review of an approved topic; and develop and present a research proposal for their capstone thesis project. This course is typically taken in the Fall semester of the student’s third year of study. Prerequisite: Consent of University Scholars Program director. [UD UCA Core: C, I]