Methods of Inquiry is a project‐based course in which students develop a plan for an independent research project emerging from their own personal research interests. The course opens with an interrogation of how meaning is created through the research process, drawing on a variety of perspectives from the social sciences, sciences, and humanities. After critically reflecting on how knowledge is constructed, students will be asked to think deeply about what research they might undertake in their graduating projects. In advance of identifying potential strategies for their own research, students will examine and assess the methodological principles and choices informing past student projects.


45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework including one of the following: ABA 312, CMNS 260, CMNS 262, DSGN 325, EDUC 373, EDUC 473, LAW 210, LBST 200, LBST 201, MT 462, PSYC 213, or TOUR 327

Course Notes

LBST 330 is an approved Experiential course for Cap Core requirements.

LBST 330 is an approved Quantitative/Analytical course for baccalaureate degrees. LBST 330 is equivalent to LSBA 330. Duplicate credit will not be granted for this course and LSBA 330. PHIL 120 is recommended as a prerequisite or corequisite.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).


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