Document Type

Undergraduate Syllabus


Fall 2021



Course Number

DIPL 4101 AA/5101 AA

Course Description

This course is designed to help students learn research, writing, and oral communications skills that they can apply to all academic and professional pursuits. The ultimate goal is to complete a well-written, strongly argued, and thoroughly documented Senior Research Project or (in the case of DIPL 5101 students) Honors Senior Research Project This course and the Research Project you will produce this semester are designed as a capstone experience: the goal is to use the knowledge you have gained throughout your program in order to produce an original, well designed, well researched and well-written piece of research. The course will include a combination of group meetings, one-on-one meetings with the instructor, and optional peer meetings.

Please note: for logistical reasons, DIPL 4101 and 5101 are both in this cohort. DIPL 5101, students will follow the same requirements, but will have the option of writing a longer final paper, up to 9,000 words.