Course Description and Objectives

Eng 377W: Research Methods (3 credits): An Introduction to advanced research methods in the English Language and Literature disciplines: Types of research, qualitative and quantitative data, characteristics of effective research, formulation of hypotheses, research design, use of print and electronic resources, use of interviews, personal communications, etc., and research writing techniques. The latter will require using either the MLA (Modern Language Association) or APA (American Psychological Association) manuals for reference citations. Students should take this course during their sophomore or junior year. Offered Fall semesters. Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 or equivalent. Cross-listed as ENG 553A.

Eng 553A: Research Methods (2 credits): An Introduction to advanced research methods in the English Language and Literature disciplines: Types of research, qualitative and quantitative data, characteristics of effective research, formulation of hypotheses, research design, use of print and electronic resources, use of interviews, person communications, etc., and research writing techniques. The latter will require using either the MLA (Modern Language Association) or APA(American Psychological Association) manuals for reference citations. M.A. students should take this course during their first year in the program.

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