|Course Description :|
This course aims at providing students with a solid background in research methods which furnish a guide to writing meaningful, clear and correct research papers. Special emphasis is placed on: finding a topic, gathering data, taking notes, and getting from a rough draft to a final paper. This requires a good command of the proper documentation techniques, handling citations and quotations, works cited, etc., according to the MLA style sheet. Students also receive adequate training in the proper use of library materials such as reference books, journal articles, dissertation abstracts, etc. By the end of the semester, students are required to submit a full-fledged research paper.