APST 495: Research in Appalachia
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Credit Hours: (1-4)
This course offers students an opportunity to engage in a substantive research project on a specified topic in Appalachia. Field research is generally a major component of the course, supplemented by appropriate secondary resource materials.
Note(s): May be repeated for credit when content differs.
Detailed Description of Content of Course
A proposal for a topics course must include a description of the course's content and a rationale for offering study of this particular topic. Primary and secondary sources of reading should be listed, as well as other kinds of resources to be used, such as videotapes, films, field recordings, and archival holdings. Details should be provided about the kinds and purposes of writing assignments, field study and collecting, and other projects and performances that may be part of the course.
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
A proposal for a topics course must include a description of how the course will be carried out. The plan should detail the kinds of instruction intended and other interactions between students and professor. If other resource people or informants are key elements in the course, their roles and the nature of their interactions with the students should also be described.
Goals and Objectives of the Course
A proposal for a topics course must include a description of the course's goals and objectives, which should reflect what the student will know and/or be able to do as a result of the course. These will vary according to topic and procedure and may focus on both content and process.
A proposal for a topics course must include a plan for evaluating students' performances. The assessment activities must be designed to measure student outcomes in the course.
Other Course Information
A proposal for a topics course must not repeat the content of regularly offered courses. The purpose is to offer students the opportunity to explore areas not available under the aegis of established courses.
Review and Approval
September 2001 Reviewed by Dr. Grace Toney Edwards, Chair