ENG207 - Introduction - Scholarly Research and Writing

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Subject Title
Introduction - Scholarly Research and Writing

Subject Description
This course will focus on developing evaluative and analytical skills essential to writing an academic research paper. Students will deepen their understanding of scholarly materials, and refine their writing and documentation skills. The focus is on rhetorical analysis because it is the foundation of exposition and argument. A final research paper will be complemented by an oral presentation.

Credit Status
Required for students in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree program; also a Liberal Studies Option (LSO) for Seneca degree students.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Read linguistically diverse material drawn from philosophical, psychological, sociological, historical, literary, cultural, theoretical, and scientific disciplines.
2. Identify and define topics as these relate to students' comprehension of pre-thesis and thesis positions in a piece of writing.
3. Discover deeper levels of implication and embedded meanings.
4. Master modes of precise rereading, highlighting, and annotating of texts.
5. Recognize endnotes, footnotes, appendices, bibliographies, and such, when confronting apparatus-laden texts.
6. Utilize traditional and virtual reference tools such as dictionaries, concordances, handbooks, and encyclopedias as helpful aids for researching arcane and obscure vocabulary and concepts.
7. Write clear and effective prose in a variety of analytical and argumentative formats, such as warranted proposals, literature reviews, and extended research projects.
8. Employ well-documented virtual and traditional research materials.
9. Create an interative presentation through the effective use of traditional and technological tools. 

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.