Directed Studies - Writing Intensive
Individual study of selected topics with emphasis on readings and use of scientific literature. This course is writing intensive. Students will write a review article on a topic in their discipline of interest. They will learn to survey current literature in a specific area of research, organize the data available relevant to the research topic, and effectively communicate this information in their paper. Also, students will draw conclusions from their investigation of the research topic and suggest directions for future research. Students are required to write a 10-15 page paper in the format of a scientific review article. An extensive survey of the literature will be required. This course is graded pass/fail, and the final grade is based on successful completion of the review article.