June 16, 2017

What if more than one course is needed to fulfill the RS student learning outcomes? OR – What is an RA attribute on a course?

This happens more often than you would expect! Some research projects span two semesters, and some are completed in more than one class. For instance, the Senior Advanced Design Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering spans both ECE492 and ECE493, which is a two-semester sequence. In the Bachelor of Individualized Study, students meet most of the student learning outcomes with their project in BIS490, the Senior Capstone Project, but they do their public presentations in BIS491. In these cases, we give the final or central course the RS designation that appears on the student’s transcript. We also label the other course as “Research Associated,” with an RA attribute, but that isn’t visible to the student.

The most important point here is that it is fine to have a RS experience span two classes, and we can help you figure it out. Contact us if you have any questions.

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