JUSTICE, LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY

JLC-396
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

JLC-396
001
JUSTICE, LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Foundations of Scholarship

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental components and techniques necessary to design an original scholarly research project in the study of fields of legal studies related to the humanities and social sciences. Its purpose is to teach students how to develop feasible research topics, craft a research strategy, organize a literature review around scholarly debates in their research domain, and select appropriate methodologies for conducting this research. In doing so, students learn how to write cogent research proposals for grant and fellowship applications as well as to how identify such opportunities. Students should leave the course with a thorough understanding of the mindset of research-what it means to conduct research as opposed to other forms of inquiry and argumentation, as well as the ability to understand and evaluate research from different methodological perspectives.