"Writing of Research Proposal"
Information Mgt/Quantitative Program Communication Skills Develop social science writing skills, including writing of a research proposal for a grant agency and a Master research methods in one of the subfields of Anthropology BA/BS substantial research report. anthropology. Develop oral presentation skills, including presenting a formal Design and conduct an original research project, research report. working in close cooperation with faculty. Effectively communicate, both orally and in written form, relevant topics to Biochemistry & other professionals as well as to the Search for and retrieve information from the Biotechnology BS public. scientific literature and databases. Read the scientific literature with good comprehension. Effectively communicate, both orally and in written form, relevant topics to other professionals as well as to the Search for and retrieve information from the Biology BA/BS public. scientific literature and databases. Read the scientific literature with good comprehension. Communicate scientific ideas clearly both orally and in written form. This includes the effective presentation of Chemistry BS with quantitative data and of scientific Emphasis in concepts or procedures using Carry out statistical and linear regression analysis Biochemistry diagrams and/or figures. of data. Search for and retrieve information from scientific journals, databases, and handbooks, especially those widely used by professional chemists. Use proficiently the software widely used by practicing scientists, including word processors, scientific plotting and analysis software, spreadsheets, data acquisition software interfaced to commercial instruments, and simulation software. Communicate scientific ideas clearly both orally and in written form. This includes the effective presentation of quantitative data and of scientific concepts or procedures using Carry out statistical and linear regression analysis Chemistry BA diagrams and/or figures. of data. Search for and retrieve information from scientific journals, databases, and handbooks, especially those widely used by professional chemists. Use proficiently the software widely used by practicing scientists, including word processors, scientific plotting and analysis software, spreadsheets, data acquisition software interfaced to commercial instruments, and simulation software. Communicate scientific ideas clearly both orally and in written form. This includes the effective presentation of quantitative data and of scientific concepts or procedures using Carry out statistical and linear regression analysis Chemistry BS diagrams and/or figures. of data. Search for and retrieve information from scientific journals, databases, and handbooks, especially those widely used by professional chemists. Use proficiently the software widely used by practicing scientists, including word processors, scientific plotting and analysis software, spreadsheets, data acquisition software interfaced to commercial instruments, and simulation software. Learn the fundamentals of the supporting areas of mathematics and statistics including the application of discrete mathematics to modeling in computer science. Understand the principles and Computer Science methods of analyzing algorithms and of algorithm BS design techniques. Acquire understanding of the role of research and Criminology & its application for informing policies about Criminal Justice BS criminal justice issues. Write a research paper that employs sound economic reasoning and, where appropriate, uses data and Use mathematical methods to interpret and analyze statistical methods to analyze an economic models to assess their logical validity Economics BA economic policy. and to model economic phenomena. Express ideas coherently, concisely and persuasively in various written English BA formats. Comprehend, interpret and analyze texts. Express ideas coherently, concisely and persuasively in oral presentations or class discussions. Write clearly and coherently and persuasively develop interpretations History BA and arguments of one's own. Learn symbolic manipulation, model building, problem solving, statistical techniques, proficiency Understand mathematical reasoning in use of computers to solve problems, awareness Mathematics BA BS and communicate ideas coherently. of limitations of technology. Write proofs of mathematical statements. Philosophy BA Physics and Mathematical and problem-solving skills needed Astronomy BA BS Writing scientific papers or reports. to solve basic physics problems. Demonstrate how research takes place: the postulating of cause/effect relationships, the Demonstrate the capacity to marshalling of evidence, the ability to draw communicate political analysis conclusions, the use of quantitative and qualitative Political Science BA effectively. techniques. Understand how the study of political science is scientifically-based inquiry and the distinction between normative and empirical. Study problems within this context. Gain acquaintance with research tools needed to Public Policy create and evaluate policy including statistical Administration BS analysis. Learn about the nature of empirical research: cause- effect, hypothesis testing, data gathering, data analysis and modeling. Understand basic research methods in psychology, Demonstrate information competence including the development and refinement of and the ability to use computers and theory, hypothesis generation and testing, research Psychology other technology for many purposes. design, data analysis and interpretation. Communicate effectively in a variety Explain different research methods used by of formats. psychologists: a. Describe how various research designs address different types of questions and hypothesis. b. Articulate strengths and limitations of various research designs. c. Distinguish the nature of designs that permit causal inferences form those that do not. Design and conduct basic studies to address psychological questions using appropriate research methods. a. Locate and us relevant databases, research, and theory to plan, conduct, and interpret results of research studies. b. Formulate testable research hypotheses, based on operational definitions of variables. c. Select and apply appropriate methods to maximize internal and external validity to reduce the plausibility of alternative explanations. d. Collect, analyze, interpret, and report data using appropriate statistical strategies to address different types of research questions and hypothesis. e. Recognize that theoretical and sociocultural contexts as well as personal biases may shape research questions, design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Understand the role of evidence and qualitative Sociology and quantitative methods in sociology to: a. identify basic methodological approaches and describe the general role of methods in building sociological knowledge; b. compare and contrast the basic methodological approaches for gathering data; c. design a research study in an area of choice and explain why various decisions were made; and d. critically assess a published research report. The macro/micro distinction, such that the student will be able to: a. compare and contrast theories at one level with those at another; b. summarize research documenting connections between the two; and c. identify a related research question that could be pursued to more fully understand the connections between the two. Understand the role of data analysis in sociology to: a. use the necessary technical and analytic skills to retrieve relevant information and data from the internet; b. use computers appropriately for data analysis; c. accurately convey data findings in writing; and d. describe and apply the principles of ethical practice as a sociologist. Valuing/Ethics/Integri ty Critical Thinking Develop the ability to apply Understand cultural diversity, thus anthropological concepts in preparing students to function in performing critical analysis of multicultural or international broad historical trends and settings complex social issues Understand the professional ethics and codes of conduct of the discipline. Develop good problem-solving skills, particularly with respect to data analysis and interpretation. Develop good problem-solving skills, particularly with respect to data analysis and interpretation. Understand valid scientific approaches to problem-solving and be able to design experiments to test a hypothesis. Draw valid conclusions from experimental data and observations. Evaluate the main possible sources of error in laboratory measurements. Understand valid scientific approaches to problem-solving and be able to design experiments to test a hypothesis. Understand valid scientific approaches to problem-solving and be able to design experiments to test a hypothesis. Draw valid conclusions form experimental data and observations. Graduates should be able to carry out statistical and linear regression analysis of data. Graduates should be able to evaluate the main possible sources of error in laboratory measurements. Develop critical thinking skills through the application of criminological theory and social science research methods. Identify the causes and Use economic reasoning to consequences of poverty and interpret and evaluate social, prosperity across and within political and economic societies. arguments, and policies. Predict changes in key macroeconomic variables in response to changes in social, political, and economic policy as well as non-economic events such as terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and changes in consumer confidence. Develop an appreciation of gender within the historical literary Analyze complex issues to movements make informed deductions. Develop and appreciation of Synthesize complex and ethnic diversity within the diverse material to draw historical literary movements. reasoned conclusions. Develop an appreciation of racial Evaluate the pertinence, diversity within the historical significance, and reasoning of literary movements. research materials and data. Use skills in analyzing and synthesizing information to draw new insights and conclusions. Listen to oral presentations, Understand and articulate the summarize the arguments diversity of identities and political made and discuss them in the and social systems that have context of other oral shaped human behavior over time. presentations or conversations. Understand and articulate one's own identity in terms of race, gender and class, and to locate Accurately summarize an that identity in the wider world, argument and discuss it in the both past and present. context of other arguments. Develop proficiency as a critical thinker, ask the right questions from known results, Develop persistence in seeking and use mathematical answers. resources to solve problems. Acquire a basic understanding of ethical and social-political principles and their role in Develop critical thinking skills resolving value disputes and based on knowledge of the evaluating social and political standards governing logical organizations and practices. reasoning. Analyzing and interpreting scientific data. Describe how the basic principles of political science Analyze how institutional design analysis apply to the different and economic and cultural subfields of the discipline, e.g., factions shape the distribution of American politics. Judicial power in society, as well as their politics, comparative politics, effects on decision-making and international relations, policy, electoral behavior. urban, public administration. Understand linkages between local, national, and international politics. Follow the APA Code of Ethics in the treatment of human and nonhuman participants in the design, data collection, Evaluate the appropriateness interpretation, and reporting of of conclusions derived from psychological research. psychological research. Generalize research conclusions appropriately based on the parameters of particular research a. Interpret basic statistical methods. results a. Exercise caution in predicting b. Distinguish between behavior based on limitations of statistical significance and single studies. practical significance. b. Recognize the limitations of applying normative conclusions to c. Describe effect size and individuals. confidence intervals. c. Acknowledge that research d. Evaluate the validity of results may have unanticipated conclusions presented in societal consequences. research reports. d. Recognize that individual differences and sociocultural Use critical thinking in contexts may influence the evaluating research and other applicability of research findings. types of information. Understand and apply psychology principles to social and organizational issues, including understanding and respect for cultural diversity. Weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a discipline. Understand how culture and social structure operate to: Think critically to: a. demonstrate the interdependencies of social institutions, and the reflexive a. demonstrate an ability to nature of interaction between move from recall analysis and individuals and groups within application to synthesis and these institutional structures; evaluation; b. identify underlying b. demonstrate how social change assumptions in particular affects social structures and theoretical orientations or individuals; arguments; c. demonstrate how culture and c. identify underlying social structure vary across time assumptions in particular and place, and the effect of such methodological approaches to variations; and an issue; d. describe how patterns of d. identify examples of specific thought and knowledge are policy implications based upon directly influenced by social social structural analysis. structures; and Understand the internal diversity of American society and its place e. present opposing viewpoints in a global context to: and alternative hypotheses on various issues. a. describe the significance of global variations by race, class, gender, and age; and b. know how to appropriately generalize or resist generalizations across groups. Application/Internsh Content Knowledge ip Gain hands-on experience in the application of anthropological Understand the common evolutionary origins that unify all concepts to real life and will be cultural differences, as well as human biological variation able to apply anthropological within our shared humanity. theory to real-life experience. Develop in-depth knowledge of the culture of a particular region of the world. Demonstrate a solid foundation in chemistry and biology, as well as in-depth knowledge of the rapidly-advancing fields of Perform and evaluate laboratory biochemistry and biotechnology. work proficiently. Demonstrate a solid foundation in chemistry and biology, as well as in-depth knowledge of the rapidly-advancing fields of Perform and evaluate laboratory biochemistry and biotechnology. work proficiently. Have a foundation of knowledge in chemistry and in biochemistry as outlined by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training in their guide to Undergraduate Professional Education in Chemistry. This guide also describes the expectations around which our biochemistry option within the B.S. degree program was developed. Graduates choosing the biochemistry option also acquire some basic knowledge of biology. In order to achieve the goals of any one of our chemistry degrees, knowledge is required from the related areas of introductory physics and calculus. Carry out the basic techniques Demonstrate a foundation of knowledge in chemistry suitable of preparative and analytical for the pursuit of further study in the discipline. In order to chemistry. An appreciation achieve the goals of any one of our chemistry degrees, some aspects of chemical knowledge is required from the related areas of introductory spectroscopy should be physics and calculus. achieved. Keep accurate records of experiments. Work effectively in the laboratory individually or as part of a small team. Demonstrate a foundation of knowledge in chemistry as outlined by the American Chemical Society Committee on Carry out the basic techniques Professional Training in the guide to Undergraduate of preparative and analytical Professional Education in Chemistry . In order to achieve the chemistry. An appreciation goals of any one of our chemistry degrees, knowledge is some aspects of chemical required form the related areas of introductory physics and spectroscopy should be calculus. achieved. B.S. degree graduates shsould have developed an appreciation of the application of advanced/specialized instrumentation to solving chemical problems. Learn current, best programming practices and paradigms and Work effectively in the have a working knowledge of programming in high-level laboratory individually or as programming languages that follow the paradigms. part of a small team. Knowledge of theory behind the applications such as databases and networks. Knowledge of hardware and its interaction with software, leading to better and optimal programming practices. Knowledge of software development with emphasis on the use of available technologies from system software, including operating systems and compilers. Acquire basic knowledge of the theories, methods and substance of issues in criminology and criminal justice. Develop fundamental understanding of interdisciplinary underpinnings (e.g., from sociology, psychology, political science, economics) of criminology and criminal justice. Acquire knowledge about the structure and functioning of the fundamental institutions (e.g., legislatures, police, punishment, supervisory) that are part of the criminal justice system. Employ their understanding of key market institutions such as property rights and contracts and economic organizations such as the Federal Reserve System and the International Monetary Apply economic theory and Fund to analyze economic behavior and evaluate public statistical tools to undertake policy. policy analysis Knowledge of historical periods of English and American literature. Exhibit proficiency in number systems, calculus and analysis, linear and abstract algebra and basic statistics. Be exposed to applications of mathematics in other disciplines, typically through math and statistics courses but also related area courses. Acquire basic knowledge of traditional philosophical issues in the Western tradition. Become acquainted with current philosophical debates in the areas of epistemology, metaphysics and value theory and with the arguments and proposals made to resolve them. Acquire familiarity with philosophical issues that arise in some other disciplines (e.g., biology, art, education, etc. Experimental skills in physics, Understand basic concepts of physics. astrophysics, or biophysics. Students will be prepared to Understand that political science studies the distribution and engage in graduate education or use of power and how that affects patterns of conflict and to locate a job related to cooperation in society, within and outside government. government and politics. Acquire basis knowledge of the components of public policy administration: government, policy-making, implementation, evaluation, bureaucracy. Learn that public policy Gain direct knowledge of administration studies and the making and implementation of policymaking process through public policy within the context of governmental institutions internships in government, the and political actors. voluntary sector, etc. Understand various facts of the American policy process Receive preparation for through study of policy areas, political institutions at the local, graduate training or a job state, and national levels. related to the public sector. Understand the nature of bureaucratic administration: standard operating procedures, resistance to change, impersonalism, street-level operations, funding and its effect on operations, politics and administration, civil service. Describe concepts of bureaucratic reform: organizational change, leadership, new public administration, reinventing government, total quality management. Understand and apply Explain major perspectives of psychology (e.g., behavioral, psychological principles to biological, cognitive, evolutionary, humanistic, personal development and psychodynamic, and sociocultural. mental health. Demonstrate realistic ideas about how to implement their psychological knowledge, skills, and values in occupational Characterize the nature of psychology as a discipline: pursuits n a variety of settings. a. Explain why psychology is a science. b. identify and explain the primary objectives of psychology: describing, understanding, predicting, and controlling behavior and mental processes. c. Compare and contrast the assumptions and methods of psychology with those of other disciplines. d. Describe the contributions of psychology perspectives to interdisciplinary collaboration. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding representing appropriate breadth and depth in the following content areas of psychology: a. Basic theory and research in learning and cognition. b. Biological bases of behavior and mental processes, including physiology, sensation, perception, comparative, motivation, and emotion. c. The interaction of heredity and environment. Use the concepts, language, and major theories of the discipline to account for psychological phenomena: a. Describe behavior and mental processes empirically, including operational definitions. b. Identify antecedents and consequences of behavior and mental processes. c. Interpret behavior and mental processes at an appropriate level of complexity. d. Use theories to explain and predict behavior and mental processes. Describe the basic characteristics of the science of psychology. Understand the discipline of sociology and its role in contributing to our understanding of society to: a. describe how sociology differs from and is similar to other social sciences, and give examples of these differences; b. describe how sociology contributes to a social scientific understanding of social life; and c. apply the sociological imagination, sociological principles and concepts to her/his own life. Understand the role of theory in sociology to: a. define theory and describe its role in building sociological knowledge; b. compare and contrast basic theoretical orientations; c. show how theories reflect the historical context of times and cultures in which they were developed; and d. describe and apply some basic theories or theoretical orientations in at least one area of society. Apply basic concepts in sociology and their fundamental theoretical interrelations to a. define, give examples, and demonstrate the relevance of the following: culture; social change; socialization; stratification; social structure; institutions; and differentiations by race/ethnicity, gender, age, and class. Study at least one specialty area within sociology to: a. summarize basic questions and issues in the specialty area; b. compare and contrast basic theoretical orientations in the specialty area; and c. summarize current research in the specialty area. Describe reciprocal relationships between individuals and society to: a. provide a sociological analysis of the development of the self; b. demonstrate how societal and structural factors influence individual behavior and the development of the self; c. demonstrate how social interaction influences society and social structure; and d. distinguish sociological approaches to analyzing the self from psychological, economic, and other approaches.