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Research Methods and Directed Research Courses

A number of programs offer courses that provide an overview of the research methods and processes utilized within a particular discipline. Enrolling in one of these courses provides the opportunity to determine if independent research interests you and can also provide material for future research projects. In addition, there are a number of faculty who incorporate a research experience within the course curriculum. Use the drop down menu to identify courses within each program. Note that not all courses will be offered each semester and a permit from the instructor may be required to register. It is also important to speak with your academic advisor and peers to identify specific courses that contain research experiences.

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Africana Studies Africana Studies Website
AFA 4350 African American Community Research
AFA 4900 Directed Readings (with research mentor)
AFA 4931 Selected Topics in Africana Studies
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Anthropology Anthropology Website
ANT 4495 Methods in Cultural Research
ANT 4905 Individual Research (with research mentor)
ANT 4930 Selected Topics in Anthropology
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
also see list of lab courses Anthropology Lab Courses
Arts – Theatre and Dance Theatre and Dance Website
DAN 4162 Research in Dance
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Arts – School of Music School of Music Website
MUS 4905 Directed Study (with research mentor)
MUS 4931 Selected Studio Topics
MUE 4936 Intern Music Education
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Biology – Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology Biology Website CMMB Undergraduate Research Website
MSC 4905 Microbiology Undergraduate Research (with research mentor)
BSC 4095 Independent Study
BSC 4910 Undergraduate Research (with research mentor)
BSC 4933 Selected Topics in Biology
BSC 4933 Scientific Processes (capstone)
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
also see list of lab courses Biology Lab Courses
Biology – Integrative Biology Website
MCB 4905 Microbiology Undergraduate Research (with research mentor)
BSC 4095 Independent Study
BSC 4910 Undergraduate Research (with research mentor)
BSC 4933 Selected Topics in Biology
BSC 4933 Introduction to Genomics
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
also see list of lab courses Biology Lab Courses
Biomedical Sciences Chemistry Website Chemistry Undergraduate Research Website
CMMB Undergraduate Research Website
CHM 4970 Undergraduate Research (with research mentor)
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
also see list of lab courses Biomed Lab Courses
Business – Accountancy Accountancy Website
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Business – Finance Finance Website
FIN 4934 Selected Topics in Finance
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Business – Information Systems Information Systems Website
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Business – Management Organization Management Organization Website
MAN 4905 Independent Study
MAN 4931 Independent Research (with research mentor)
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Business – Marketing Business-Marketing Website
MAR 3613 Marketing Research
MAR 4903 Independent Research(with research mentor)
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Website Engineering Undergraduate Research Website
ECH 4905 Independent Study
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
also see list of lab courses Chemical Engineering Lab Courses
Chemistry Chemistry Website Chemistry Undergraduate Research Website
CHM 4970 Undergraduate Research (with research mentor)
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
also see list of lab courses Chemistry Lab Courses
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Website Engineering Undergraduate Research Website
CGN 4905 Independent Study
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
also see list of lab courses Engineering Lab Courses
Communication Communication Website
COM 4958 Communication Capstone
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Communication Sciences and Disorders Communication Sciences and Disorders Website BCS RISE Program Website
IDS 2931 Introduction to Research in BCS
PSY 3213 Research Methods in Psychology
GEY 4401 Research Methods in Gerontology
MHS 4731 Writing Research Publications in BCS
MHS 4741 Research Processes in Behavioral and Community Sciences
MHS 4906 Directed Individual Study (with research mentor)
SPA 4910 Directed Research (with research mentor)
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Computer Science Engineering Computer Science Engineering Website
CIS 4900 Independent Study in Computer Science
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
also see list of lab courses Engineering Lab Courses
Criminology Criminology Website BCS RISE Program Website
IDS 2931 Introduction to Research in BCS
CCJ 3701 Research Methods in Criminal Justice I
MHS 4731 Writing Research Publications in BCS
MHS 4741 Research Processes in Behavioral and Community Sciences
MHS 4906 Directed Individual Study (with research mentor)
CCJ 4910 Directed Research in Criminal Justice (with research mentor)
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Economics Economics Website
ECO 4014 Independent Research (with research mentor)
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Education – Educational Psychology Education Website
EDF 4909 Directed Individual Study
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Education – Physical Education Education Website
PET 4550 Clin Excer Testing & Prescript
PET 4905 Directed Study – Professional Physical Education
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Education – Special Education Special Education Website
EXX 4909 Directed Study – Exceptional Student Education
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Website Engineering Undergraduate Research Website
EEL 4905 Independent Study
EEL 4914 Senior Design Project
EEL 4935 EE Projects
EEL 4937 IEEE Hardware Competition
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
also see list of lab courses Electrical Engineering Lab Courses
English English Website
ENG 4906 Directed Study
ENG 4906 Individual Research (with research mentor)
ENC 4940 Prof/Tech Community Internship
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Geography Geography/ESP Website
GEO 3164C Research Methods in Geography
GEO 4900 Directed Reading
EVR 4910 Environ Sci & Policy Project
GEO 4910 Individual Research (with research mentor)
EVR 4921 Environ Sci & Policy Seminar
GEO 4933 Geography Colloquium
EVR 4940 Environmental Science Internship
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
also see list of lab courses Geography Lab Courses
Geology Geology Website
GLY 4905 Independent Study (with research mentor)
GLY 4920 Geology Colloquium
GLY 4980 Field Paleobiology
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
also see list of lab courses Geology Lab Courses
Gerontology Gerontology Website
BCS RISE Program Website
IDS 2931 Introduction to Research in BCS
GEY 4401 Research Methods in Gerontology
MHS 4731 Writing Research Publications in BCS
MHS 4741 Research Processes in Behavioral and Community Sciences
GEY 4900 Directed Reading
MHS 4906 Directed Individual Study (with research mentor)
GEY 4917 Directed Research (with research mentor)
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
History History Website
HIS 4900 Directed Reading
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Humanities and Cultural Studies Humanities and Cultural Studies Website
AMS 3930 Selected Topics
HUM 4905 Directed Study
AMS 4910 Individual Research (with research mentor)
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Industrial Engineering Website
Engineering Undergraduate Research Website
ESI 4905 Independent Study
EIN 4933 Independent Study
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
also see list of lab courses Engineering Lab Courses
International Studies International Studies Website
INR 4900 Directed Readings
INR 4910 Directed Research (with research mentor)
INR 4936 Senior Seminar
INR 4943 Intern in International Studies
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Mass Communication Mass Communication Website
PUR 4700 Public Relations Practicum
ADV 4710 Portfolio Building
MMC 4900 Directed Reading in Mass Comm
MMC 4910 Independent Research in Mass Comm
JOU 4941 Editing Practicum
RTV 4942 TV Practicum
JOU 4944 Magazine Practicum
MMC 4945 Media Internship-Seminar
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Website
MAT 4906 Independent Study
MAT 4930 Special Topics
MAT 4930 Capstone Course in Mathematics
MAT 4937 Mathematics Majors Seminar
MAT 4970 Mathematics Senior Thesis
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Website Engineering Undergraduate Research Website
EML 4905 Independent Study
EML 4552 Senior Mechanical Design
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
also see list of lab courses Engineering Lab Courses
Nursing Nursing Website
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Philosophy Philosophy Website
PHI 4905 Directed Study
PHI 4930 Special Topics
PHI 4938 Philosophy Capstone Seminar
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Political Science Political Science Website
POS 4905 Independent Study
POS 4910 Individual Research (with research mentor)
POS 4941 Field Work
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Physics Physics Website
PHY 4905 Independent Study
PHY 4910 Undergraduate Research
PHY 4930 Physics Seminar
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
also see list of lab courses Physics Lab Courses
Public Health Public Health Website
HSC 4933 Independent Study
PHC 4942 Public Health Seminar
* Students who are not public health majors but are engaged in an undergraduate research experience with a public health faculty mentor may be eligible to register for IDS 2912 or IDS 4914. Contact the OUR for additional information.
Psychology Psychology Website
PSY 3213 Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 4913 Directed Study
PSY 4931 Discovering Research
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
also see list of lab courses Psychology Lab Courses
Religious Studies Religious Studies Website
REL 4910 Undergraduate Research (with research mentor)
REL 4931 Seminar in Religion Seminar Classics of Christian Thought
REL 4931 Seminar in Religion Early Jewish Literature
REL 4931 Seminar in Religion Latin Church Fathers
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
School of Information School of Information Website
LIS 4930 IS Capstone
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
Social Work Social Work Website
Rise Program Website
IDS 2931 Introduction to Research in Behavioral and Community Sciences
SOW 4401 Research and Statistics for Social Work
MHS 4731 Writing Research Publications in Behavioral and Community Sciences
MHS 4741 Research Processes in Behavioral and Community Sciences
MHS 4906 Directed Individual Study (with research mentor)
SOW 4910 Directed Research in Social Work (with research mentor)
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
World Languages World Languages Website
GEW 4900 Directed Study
RUS 4900 Directed Study
SPW 4900 Directed Study
CHI 4905 Directed Study
IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
also see list of lab courses World Languages Lab Courses

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