ENGH 302 builds on the general college-level writing skills and strategies students have acquired in earlier courses, and it prepares them to do advanced level analysis, research, and writing oriented toward acquiring knowledge about current debates in their major field or discipline. ENGH 302 is offered in five versions:
The course is also offered completely online and in hybrid format. These different formats are designed to serve the needs of a wide variety of Mason students.
Students are advised to complete the ENGH 302 version that is most relevant to their major field or postgraduate professional plans. All students are welcome to take 302-Multidisciplinary. Students with multiple or cross-disciplinary majors are particularly encouraged to take this version. Students should take ENGH 302 by the end of their junior year, so that they may incorporate their new knowledge into senior-level research and writing projects in their major field and in writing intensive courses.
The course is designed to prepare students to participate in undergraduate research opportunities as part of the Students as Scholars (SaS) initiative. SaS provides funding for undergraduate research projects in a variety of multi-disciplinary endeavors; Students are encouraged to develop strategies that help them narrow research questions and move from questions to research-based written products. ENGH 302 students are encouraged to engage in inquiry and discovery as they work through complex writing and research-oriented tasks that prepare them for more challenging methods-based research opportunities. For more information regarding undergraduate research funding opportunities, please visit...USRP link here.
Students enrolled in ENGH 302 are encouraged to work with librarians as they work on developing database search strategies, research strategies, and citation and source integration skills. Instructors are encouraged to work closely with librarians to enhance classroom instruction and encourage student exposure to multiple research opportunities.
ENGH 302 Learning Outcomes:
Students as Scholars Learning Outcomes for ENGH 302
CORE: Articulate and refine a question, problem, or challenge.
Requirements and Prerequisites:All students who register for ENGH 302, regardless of discipline, must meet the following prerequisites:
Note: The Volgenau School of Engineering requires students enrolled in the following majors to take ENGH 302N: applied computer science and computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, systems engineering, and statistics. The school also requires students in the following majors to be enrolled in either 302N or 302M: bioengineering, cyber security engineering, mechanical engineering and civil engineering. Information technology majors may enroll in 302N, 302M, or 302B.
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