Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Humanities Research Seminar
The goal of this research methodology course is to enable the student to do humanities research, particularly in the fields of Art History, Literature, and Media Studies. It begins with bibliographic research, emphasizing the full range of available tools: library catalogues, online databases, indices of periodical literature, and archives of the visual media. It also strengthens the student's understanding of the manner in which material is gathered and how it can be critically analyzed, synthesized, paraphrased, compared, and contrasted in the research paper. Finally, it allows the student to identify a topic, develop an argument, and begin the research required for research papers or the Senior Project Seminar.