Feb 26, 2024  
2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POLS 481 - Seminar in Research and Writing


This seminar serves as the capstone course for students majoring in Political Science, especially those intending to pursue post-graduation opportunities other than law school. Under the active guidance of a faculty director, students will conceive, develop, research, and write a substantial piece (40 pages) of scholarly work. Through this process, students will hone skills crucial to success in graduate school or the professional arena, to include: definition of an relevant and feasible research topic, identification and appropriate use of primary and secondary sources of information, effective organization and presentation of ideas and information, development and application of appropriate research methodology, analysis and interpretation of findings, and evaluation of policy implications. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.