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CSCI 4960

Faculty Mentored Research in Computer Science

Content will vary in response to the interests, needs, and capability of the students and faculty involved. Individual, guided study in computer science.

An individual student or team of students will define the research question, the research methods, or in some cases both aspects of a project. The student understands and can explain how his/her part of the project contributes to a larger initiative. This may be accomplished through a thorough literature review of the research area. At the end of the semester, the student will reflect on their experience, interpret both processes and outcomes of research, and be able to articulate what he/she has learned and identify how failures or successes may shape further research questions or goals. Students are required to submit a paper or a report on their findings, so they will also acquire experience in scientific writing. To fulfill the requirements of the course, students will also be required to present their findings to a panel of faculty members or to present their research in the form of a poster at our annual CS Research Day.

This course/program fulfills the Experiential Learning Requirements for students with majors in Franklin College. To see if it satisfies the requirement for non-Franklin students, check, and search under the Experiential Learning tab.

Required Forms:

Independent Study/Internship Form

Credit Hours:
Permission of Department
Semester Offered:

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