T C 310 • Modes of Reasoning
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Students are introduced to the traditions established in the arts and sciences for generating new knowledge from original ideas. Modeling after the way that faculty conduct research, students are required to create original research reports or papers that utilize skills introduced in lecture and developed in the learning laboratory. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate mentors will form intellectual communities in which students develop confidence in creating original ideas that will be subject to inquiry. To assist in turning idea into product, students will be taught to use the resources of the university including libraries, museums and research collections, research laboratories, and computer facilities.
Additional lab hours to be arranged on Monday or Tuesday afternoons; students must be available to meet for a one hour lab during one of the following time blocks: Monday 2:00pm-3:00pm, Monday 3:00pm-4:00pm, Monday 4:00pm-5:00pm, Tuesday 3:30pm-4:30pm, Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm, Tuesday 5:30pm-6:30pm. Labs will be small groups of ten; lab groupings and locations will be determined at the start of the fall semester. The course will not meet on Fridays unless otherwise announced.