Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: HJS                                     Course Number: 315                                    
Course Title: Research Methods in Humanities and Justice Studies
Subject: Humanities and Justice Studies
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


An introduction to the methods by which the humanities define, research, and investigate problems, this course is the second course of four that make up the required core of the major in Humanities and Justice. It introduces the student to methods of inquiry in the three primary disciplines of the major: history, philosophy, and literature. The logic, design, and execution of the research process are considered, as well as the appropriate respective uses of primary and secondary sources. Electronic and non-electronic research aids will be examined, as will the research strategies most commonly employed by practicing historians, literary critics, and philosophers.

Prerequisite: ENG 102, all reading/writing skill courses and completion of one course from the General Education Requirements in each of history, literature, and philosophy
Corequisite: Completion of or enrollment in HJS 250.
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: