PLSCI 4990

PLSCI 4990

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

Affords opportunities for students to carry out independent research under appropriate supervision. Each student is expected to review pertinent literature, prepare a project outline, conduct the research, and prepare a report.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Permission Note Students must enroll using CALS Special Studies form available online. Link:
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: GPA of at least 3.0.

Course Attribute (CU-UGR)

Comments Students enrolling in PLSCI 4990 for honors research should take a minimum of 3 credits when conducting the honors research.

  • Identify a question or topic requiring original research through critical examination of existing literature.
  • Formulate the question into one or more testable hypotheses or central arguments and develop methods suitable to evaluate these hypotheses or arguments.
  • Obtain information relevant to the hypotheses or arguments through effective use of contemporary methods and research techniques.
  • Critically analyze the evidence obtained to refute or support the hypotheses or arguments.
  • Integrate the findings of this research to the findings of others and to larger issues in the discipline.
  • Communicate effectively through writing the thesis and oral or poster presentations.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15509 PLSCI 4990   RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research
    Prerequisites: GPA of at least 3.2. Permission of instructor required. Students must register using CALS Special Studies form available online.