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Course Code: HLSS300 Course ID: 4517 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course must be taken as the first course in the BA in Homeland Security program. This course prepares students to employ basic research methods and writing skills to produce sound research papers and analytical products. Students will learn how to develop the elements of a research strategy, critically read and evaluate data, and communicate their findings in coherent, well-organized written work.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|03/30/20 - 09/04/20||09/07/20 - 11/01/20||Summer 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/25/20 - 10/30/20||11/02/20 - 12/27/20||Fall 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/29/20 - 12/04/20||12/07/20 - 01/31/21||Fall 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|07/27/20 - 01/01/21||01/04/21 - 02/28/21||Winter 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
CO-1: Summarize the scientific method and phases of the basic research cycle.
CO-2: Describe the components of a research paper.
CO-3: Apply scholarly research material.
CO-4: Assess various research approaches, data collection methods and their relative merits in accordance with ethical practices and standards.
CO-5: Produce an empirically based qualitative research paper.
Forum Discussions – 25 percent
Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.
Weekly Assignments – 50 percent
There are 6 assignments for this course and starting in week 2 and ending in week 8. It is imperative that you look at the assignment to get the instructions for the assignments.
Research Paper – 25 percent
There is a research paper due in week 8.
|Weekly Forum Discussions||25.00 %|
|Week 1 Forum Discussion||3.13 %|
|Week 2 Forum Discussion||3.13 %|
|Week 3 Forum Discussion||3.13 %|
|Week 4 Forum Discussion||3.13 %|
|Week 5 Forum Discussion||3.13 %|
|Week 6 Forum Discussion||3.13 %|
|Week 7 Forum Discussion||3.13 %|
|Week 8 Forum Discussion||3.13 %|
|Weekly Assignments||50.00 %|
|Week 2: Research Question Exercise||16.67 %|
|Week 4: Article Review Exercise||16.67 %|
|Week 6: Research Approach Exercise||16.67 %|
|Research Paper||25.00 %|
|Week 8: Research Paper||25.00 %|
All required readings are located under the Lessons tab in the classroom.
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.