This class is a writing-intensive experience that includes an in-depth review of literature, a research proposal, an application for approval from the Institutional Review Board, and a grant proposal. The student surveys the literature, gaining critical reading skills, and organizes existing knowledge into a written review. Writing technique is critiqued through both faculty and peer review. The research proposal may be used as a springboard for research conducted in EXSC 490, Senior Thesis.
Prerequisites: At least one of the following: EXSC 201, 362, 363, 425, or permission of instructor.