Summer 2020 Courses

Course Short Title Description Credits Instructor(s) Period CRN When Where
ILS 18000 Prepare for Undergrad Research This course is for prospective Purdue undergraduate researchers who are interested in conducting undergraduate research or creative endeavors. Purdue students who have not already started an independent research project with a research mentor will learn valuable skills to market themselves to individuals and research programs. Throughout the course, students will develop components for a final application packet to submit to a research team or program they choose. 1.0 Amy Childress, JJ Sadler Weeks 5-12 13850   DIS
ILS 28000 Understand Undergrad Resrch I This course is for current Purdue undergraduate researchers to hone skills necessary for successfully reflecting on and completing the experience. During this course, students will utilize their research experience to apply skills such as managing time with a research project, communicating your research, utilizing Purdue Libraries' resources, and providing feedback to peer researchers. Students will deliver research pitches about their own project and provide critiques to others’ pitches. 1.0 Amy Childress, JJ Sadler Weeks 5-12 13863   DIS
ILS 38000 Understand Undergrad Resrch II This course is for current Purdue undergraduate researchers to build upon the previous course and focus on research data collection, presentation, and communication for current Purdue undergraduate researchers. During this course, students will learn and discuss various forms of data and collection practices. Students will develop their own academic poster to present their research project's data and implications. Students are encouraged to present their poster at one of Purdue’s undergraduate research conferences near the end of the semester. 1.0 Amy Childress, JJ Sadler Weeks 5-12 13869   DIS
ILS 39500 Understanding Your Resrch Data ILS 395 is offered as a complement to GS 395, Understanding Your Undergraduate Research. This course provides an introduction to principles of data management and organization, data analysis and visualization, and ethical and social implications of data science, providing a strong foundation for subsequent coursework. This course focuses on proper organization, management, visualization, preservation, communication, and ethical use of data. Students will apply their own research experiences in data management topics through readings, videos, discussion, lectures, guest speakers, and hand-on activities in class. They will develop an ability to locate, access, transform, and evaluate data to answer research questions. Students will communicate the results of their data searches, and format the data for sharing. 1.0 Sarah Huber, Wei Zakharov Weeks 5-10 10147 W, 1:30-2:35PM WALC 3049
ILS 48000 Beyond Undergrad Research This course is for current Purdue undergraduate researchers to build on previous courses and focus on continuing their education in graduate or professional school. During this course, students will learn and discuss the various phases of identifying, selecting, applying to and funding graduate or professional school programs. Students will also gain a deeper comprehension of the qualities and skills that make research mentors effective while developing skills they will need to be successful mentees and peer mentors. Students will conduct research to identify potential programs of interest and develop a statement of purpose. 1.0 Amy Childress, JJ Sadler Weeks 5-12 13871   DIS