Fall 2024

Advanced Writing and Research in Education Studies

Listed in: , as EDST-470


This course is designed for Education Studies majors (and prospective Education Studies majors) working on theses and other intensive research projects that examine the history, purpose, politics, and consequences of education. The course is intended to provide guidance and scholarly community for majors as they complete the requirement to produce a significant research project. Research may take a variety of forms, including but not limited to writing and research associated with a community-based project in an educational setting. Students will engage in the pre-writing, drafting, and revision of writing associated with an advanced research project in the field of Education Studies. Beyond writing skills, the course will (a) teach students how to identify, examine, and integrate primary and secondary research materials; (b) review protocols for ethical research; (c) when appropriate, connect students with community research sites; and (d) workshop students' work in progress. Students will engage in several research and writing exercises throughout the semester, submit a significant research paper at the end of the semester, and participate in a “works in progress” presentation for the Education Studies community. 

Requisite: one Education Studies course and one research methods course. Limited to 15 students. Fall semester. Instructor TBA

How to handle overenrollment: Preference first will be given to senior Education Studies majors, followed by junior Education Studies majors, and then seniors and juniors with projects situated within the field of Education Studies.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Emphasis on written work, readings, independent research, oral presentations, group work.

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Other years: Offered in Fall 2023, Fall 2024