2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

ICJ 310 Foundations of Scholarship in International Criminal Justice

3 hours 

This course aims to provide a set of skills that are essential to conducting and disseminating empirical research. The skills include conducting and writing a focused literature review; understanding the mechanics of research (finding a creative idea, asking the right research questions, utilizing appropriate theories, developing hypotheses, collecting and analyzing data); and finally writing academic papers. The course will discuss research methods (both qualitative and quantitative), their underlying epistemologies and their appropriateness for international criminal justice with specific examples. It will cover ethical concerns and it will provide a basic understanding of the use of computers in research.




ENG 201, ICJ 101, POL 259 and junior standing or above