Master of Liberal Arts (MLA)

MLA 499 Independent Study

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One-term course offered either term

Activity: Independent Study

1.0 Course Unit

MLA 541 Academic Writing and Research Design in the Arts and Sciences

Have you ever noticed that scholars in different academic disciplines seem to speak different languages? Have you wondered how scholars put together a plan for their research, explain their findings, and organize and write their papers? The class is designed to introduce MLA students and other advanced students to the research and writing conventions used by scholars in the arts and sciences.With attention to disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences,we will identify and explore some of the theories, sources, language and qualitative and quantitative methodologies that scholars use as they conduct original research in their fields. Throughout the class, we will also discuss writing conventions across the arts and sciences, with special attention to the structure of argument; the use of evidence; voice and style in both traditional academic writing and more innovative forms of writing; and documentation conventions. Students will develop an original research project through incremental writing assignments, and will write a formal research proposal (15-20 pages), which can be used as their Capstone proposal if they wish.

Taught by: Rabberman

Course not offered every year

Activity: Online Course

1.0 Course Unit

MLA 599 Independent Study

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Course not offered every year

Activity: Independent Study

1.0 Course Unit

MLA 699 Capstone

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One-term course offered either term

Activity: Independent Study

1.0 Course Unit

MLA 990 Masters Thesis

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Activity: Masters Thesis

1.0 Course Unit