Spanish & Portuguese | Bibliography & Methods of Research
S504 | 3860 | Myers


Professor Kathleen Myers
Email: myersk
TR 5:30 - 6:45   3cr.   section # 3860
Ballantine Hall 241				

The aim of this course is to introduce graduate students to a broad range
of essential components for the successful completion of a research program
and degree.  The course will include sections on:
	basic literary terms
	basic interdisciplinary and theoretical approaches
	computer-based research, especially bibliographical searches and textual
analysis
	preparation of research papers, from format to thesis development
	expository style and self-editing
	preparation of abstracts, reviews, and grants
	working with archival searches and manuscript material
	compilation of key bibliographical material (dictionaries, encyclopedias,
anthologies, etc.) 	preparation of a C.V.
	familiarization with key journals

Besides regular class meetings, we will meet frequently with librarians at
both the Main Library and the Lilly Library for hands-on demonstrations of
computer searches and archival work.  Much of the work will be
project-oriented (i.e., completing a task that deals with the targeted
skill), and, therefore, will entail turning in bibliographies, abstracts,
sample C.V., etc. throughout the semester.  Students will be required to
buy the MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION HANDBOOK and a course packet.