Introduction to Research, BIM 088V
Introduction to types of research, including the basics of joint research with a faculty mentor. Self-assessments to identify areas of interest, priorities, and fit. Literature search and library skills used in early stages of research. Research safety, integrity, and intellectual property.
Spring Quarter 2018
Instruction start date: April 2, 2018
Instruction end date: June 7, 2018
Credit: 2 quarter units / 1.33 semester units credit
UC Davis, BIM
Course Credit:Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.
If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.
This course was previously listed as satisfying a Social Science GE at UC Davis. Unfortunately, it does not meet the 3 unit requirement to satisfy a GE course a UC Davis. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you need further assistance, please contact Cross-Campus Enrollment Support.
UC Los Angeles:
Units toward degree (see your advisor)
General Education: Elective units
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Course Meeting Requirements
The course meets fully online. Students may access the material asynchronously (i.e. there is no set meeting time). Asynchronous course. No set meeting times. Material released each week to coincide with assignments. This is a 2 unit (quarter units) class. You have the option to petition for P/NP at your home campus. You may need to specify the number of units (2) at time of enrollment.
None. However, your campus may charge a fee to take the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator personality test, which is required for activities in week 3 and 4. This is typically around $20-25.
More About The Course
This course represents and exciting collaboration that crosses multiple UC campuses and your online instruction will include interviews with many faculty across these campuses. Your classmates will be students from UC campuses all over California! The aim of the course is to provide a broad overview about research so you can better understand how being enrolled in a the UC system can enable you to engage in cutting edge research, and how research experiences will position you to succeed in college and in your future career.
Additional Course Information
This 10-week course is designed to help you understand more about that mysterious entity known as “research”. You will explore and determine what type of research you find most appealing and follow a pathway to conduct research with a faculty mentor. You will also do some self-assessment to figure out what is most interesting and important to you, and fits your personality and priorities. By the end of this class you will be able to: • Better describe your interests and preferences • Describe what research means in your major • Use the library to find multiple sources information • Compose professional correspondence • Explain the ethical, legal, safety, and societal impacts that affect and are affected by research Grading and Assignments: Online activities (60%), Homeworks (40%), The final is electronic.
No in person exams
Instructor of Term