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Administrative Unit: Criminal Justice Administration and Human Services Department
Course Prefix and Number: HUMS 300
Course Title: Exploring Research
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Finding, understanding, critical analysis and communication of empirically based research for practice application. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or higher.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

MATH 150 or higher.

Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Textbooks listed are not necessarily the textbook(s) used in the course. Supplemental texts for literature and APA style are highly recommended.

Research Methods for Social Workers: a Practice-based Approach
By Faulkner and Faulkner
Concise Rules of APA Style
By American Psychological Association
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify scholarly, peer reviewed research
  2. Demonstrate understanding of ethical research
  3. Demonstrate skillful use of high quality, credible and relevant sources
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • Research methods
  • Research ethics
  • APA style writing
  • Annotated bibliography

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 35

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at http://www.ccis.edu/offices/library/index.asp. You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Lia Willis Date: September 14, 2015
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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