2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

HJS 315 Research Methods in Humanities and Justice Studies

3 hours 

An introduction to the methods by which the humanities define, research, and investigate problems, this course is the third course of five 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.




ENG 201, all reading/writing skill courses, completion of a general education requirement course in history, literature, and philosophy, and completion of or enrollment in HJS 250