2017-2018 Course Catalog – Interdisciplinary Studies: Research

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Interdisciplinary Studies: Research

CL College Level

CP College Prep

DC Dual Credit

XC Exploratory Course

Students who have completed, or plan on completing an in-depth research project for a Science Fair or other purpose, may not be required to take an Academy research course. Students who have been, or are engaged in other research activities, should talk to their advisors and the Research course coordinator about the possibility of petitioning out of the Research course. Students who do enroll in research and complete a research project are encouraged to present their project at the Eastern Indiana Regional Science Fair (at Ball State) which usually is held in late February or early March.

RES03100 – General Research (XC)

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1 credit in Academy Research
Offered: Fall or Spring – Not available to 1st semester Juniors

General Research is not available to 1st semester juniors; all other research courses are available (discussion with advisor recommended). In this course, basic principles of scientific research are covered, and the student is expected to develop and complete a research project which is presented through a written document and oral presentation. Students interested in developing an original, in-depth research idea should enroll in Research in the Sciences, in which an original research grant proposal, rather than the research project, is prepared and completed during the semester.

RES3100C – Research in Computer Science (XC)

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1 credit in Academy Research
Offered: Fall or Spring

The students are expected to learn the principles of research as they pertain to Computer Science. The students will present their work in the form of a written report and oral presentation.

RES3100H – Research in Humanities (XC)

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1 credit in Academy Research
Offered: Juniors, Fall or Spring, Seniors enroll Fall

In this course the principles of research as they pertain to the humanities are emphasized. The students learn methods of topic selection, use of primary and secondary sources, and the correct writing of a scholarly paper. The goal of the class and the end product is to produce a scholarly project based on some level of original research. This course can be taken in either semester of the junior year or the fall semester of the senior year.

RES3000S – Research in the Sciences (XC)

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1 credit in Academy Research
Offered: Fall or Spring

This course is offered first or second semester of the junior or senior year. The student is expected to develop a grant proposal for an original study in the sciences. The proposal will be presented as a written document and as an oral presentation. Students are encouraged to continue their work as an actual project by enrolling in RES3911S and presenting their work at a science fair or other appropriate venue.

RES3911S – Research Projects in the Sciences (XC)

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1 credit
Offered: Fall or Spring

In this course, a student will work with a faculty mentor in designing and completing a research project which will be presented in a science fair or similar venue. Enrollment in this course must be approved by the Research Coordinator.

RES6000 – AP Research I: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Biomedical Sciences (XC)

Prerequisite: AP Seminar II
Credit: 1 credit
Offered: Fall

In the AP Research course, students further their skills acquired in the AP Seminar course by understanding research methodology; employing ethical research practices; and accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing information as they address a research question in biochemistry, biomedical or molecular biology. Students explore their skill development, document their processes, and curate the artifacts of the development of their scholarly work in a portfolio. The course culminates in an academic paper of approximately 4000-5000 words (accompanied by a performance or exhibition of product where applicable) and a presentation with an oral defense and poster presentation.

RES6100 – AP Research I: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Biomedical Sciences (XC)

Prerequisite: AP Seminar II
Credit: 1 credit
Offered: Spring

In the AP Research course, students further their skills acquired in the AP Seminar course by understanding research methodology; employing ethical research practices; and accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing information as they address a research question in biochemistry, biomedical or molecular biology. Students explore their skill development, document their processes, and curate the artifacts of the development of their scholarly work in a portfolio. The course culminates in an academic paper of approximately 4000-5000 words (accompanied by a performance or exhibition of product where applicable) and a presentation with an oral defense and poster presentation.

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