Spring 2020 Research Course with Study Abroad to Prague

This spring, the Office of Undergraduate Research is debuting a new course – USC 260: Research as a Profession. This 2 credit course integrates a research or creative inquiry project (in any discipline) with study abroad during spring break to the European Center in Prague. Students will be able to complete their research project while exploring Prague and the Czech Republic. GEP: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Global Knowledge.
Information Sessions:
September 25, 4-5pm, Talley 3220
October 7, 4-5pm, Talley 4105

Course Meetings
At NC State, class meetings will take place on Fridays from 3:00-3:50pm. In Prague, classes will take place at the European Center at various times throughout the week.

What will students gain?
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the distinct research/creativity processes among science/technology, social sciences, and arts.
  2. Describe the interrelatedness of research within science/technology, social sciences/humanities, and arts.
  3. Interpret relevant research governance within the sciences/technology, social sciences/humanities, and arts including the responsible conduct of research.
  4. Identify and examine distinguishing characteristics of technological or scientific developments in a society outside the United States.
  5. Describe research as an interconnected, interdisciplinary, and global process.
  6. Develop their own scientific research project
  7. Apply skills in data analysis to test hypotheses
  8. Compare and contrast research findings with the work of others
  9. Describe their research and findings in written and oral formats

Click here for a sample syllabus and schedule

Who should enroll?
Anyone! The course will particularly benefit students with little to no experience with undergraduate research.

Are scholarships available?
All students who enroll in USC 260 will receive a $500 research travel award from the Office of Undergraduate Research.

More Information
For more information, including program costs and scholarship information, check out the European Center in Prague.