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  • Getting Credit

    You can choose from a variety of options to receive academic credit for a mentored research experience, however, it is essential that you thoroughly understand the research expectations and financial responsibilities involved before you enroll in a UR course.

    You can choose from a variety of options to receive academic credit for a mentored research experience, however, it is essential that you thoroughly understand the research expectations and financial responsibilities involved before you enroll in a UR course.

    Standard Requirements for all UR Courses

    • The UR experience must have a research mentor who will supervise the project (typically faculty)
    • The student must be in good academic standing
    • The student must meet program specific eligibility requirements
    • The student and mentor must agree on the plan of work and time commitment
    • The student is responsible for all tuition and fees associated with all for-credit research courses
    • Students who are paid for an undergraduate research experience are not eligible to receive academic credit and must use the 0-credit option to have the experience appear on the transcript.

    Undergraduate Research Course Options

    Before you enroll in a research course you should consult with your academic advisor to make certain that you understand how the credit will apply towards your degree requirements. In addition, if your program offers a degree specific UR course and credit option you should choose this course rather than enroll in IDS 2912, IDS 4914 or IDH 4910. Search here: Research Methods, Directed Research and Courses that Contain a Research Experience »

    Below are four course options from which you may choose to record the research experience on your transcript.

    TBD: Directed Research, Independent Research, etc.

    Credits

    1-4

    Course description

    Many programs offer undergraduate research courses specific to the discipline. Students should always use this option first, before taking the IDS 2912 or 4914 course. Course prefix is program-specific.

    Course Procedure

    1. Student meets the eligibility requirements set by the program and has a research mentor.
    2. Student and mentor agree to a UR experience and the student meets the eligibility requirements set by the program.
    3. Student completes application (if required).
    4. Student’s program sets up the course and permits the student to register.
    5. Student registers for the course with the research mentor as the instructor of record.
    6. Research mentor submits final grade at the end of the semester.

    IDS 2912: Undergraduate Research Experience

    Credits

    0-4

    Course description

    Research course option for students participating in a beginning undergraduate research experience. Students engaged in their first UR experience or those in a low-engagement shadowing experience should take this course.

    Course Procedure

    1. Student meets the eligibility requirements set by the program and has a research mentor.
    2. Student completes UR program application (if required).
    3. Student’s program sets up the course and permits the student to register.
    4. Student registers for the course prior to the end of drop/add with the research mentor as the instructor of record.
    5. Research mentor submits final grade at the end of the semester.

    IDS 4914: Advanced Undergraduate Research

    Credits

    0-4

    Course description

    Research course option for students who have previous undergraduate research experience. Students in this course are expected to have a high level of engagement in the research. Students who have utilized all of the credit options in their discipline specific UR courses, should take this course with the 0-credit option.

    Course Procedure

    1. Student meets the eligibility requirements set by the program and has a research mentor.
    2. Student completes UR program application (if required).
    3. Student’s program sets up the course and permits the student to register.
    4. Student registers for the course prior to the end of drop/add with the research mentor as the instructor of record.
    5. Research mentor submits final grade at the end of the semester.

    IDH 4910: Supervised Research

    Credits

    0-4

    Course description

    This course is for Honors Students only. Students should always utilize the discipline specific course option first if it is offered.

    Course Procedure

    1. Student meets the eligibility requirements set by the program and has a research mentor.
    2. Student completes Honors College application and submits paperwork to HC.
    3. HC sets up the course and enrolls the student.
    4. at the end of the semester, Research mentor sends an e-mail to Honors College indicating that the experience has been completed (Failure of the mentor to submit to HC will result in an I grade).

    Academic Credits and Time Commitments

    Your faculty mentor determines the amount of academic credit that can be earned through undergraduate research. For beginning students it is not uncommon to complete a semester of research and receive 0-credit to demonstrate your commitment and abilities (especially if the experience is shadowing and does not involve a high level of engagement). Typical time commitments to earn credit are: up to 5 hrs/week = 1 academic credit; up to 10 hrs/week = 2 credits, up to 15 hrs/week = 3 credits and 20 hrs/week = 4 credits. The OUR strongly discourages undergraduate research experiences that require more than 20 hrs/week since this level of commitment can have a negative impact on academic progression.

    Using the 0-Credit Option

    The 0-credit option allows an undergraduate research experience to appear on your transcript without paying tuition or fees. This option can be used if, i) you have exhausted your discipline specific UR credits; ii) if you are receiving payment for your research; iii) if you are engaged in an optional research project within a course, or iv) you do not need academic credit for the experience. You may enroll in a 0-credit course in each semester you are engaged in research activities.

    Research Mentors in USF Health and Outside of USF

    If you are engaged in a research experience with a faculty mentor who has an appointment in USF Health but you are not a USF Health degree seeking student (Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy), or if you have a research mentor who is not affiliated with USF, please contact the OUR for additional information regarding this option.

    Setting up a UR 0-Credit Course After Drop/Add

    Students who need to register for IDS2912 or IDS4914 after drop/add week should  contact the OUR for additional information regarding this option.

    Internship Options

    If you choose to participate in an internship experience outside of USF and have a USF faculty sponsor, you can enroll in the IDS 3947 Internship course for 1-6 credits. However, some departments have a dedicated internship course, therefore, before you enroll in IDS 3947 you should check with your department. If you choose to enroll in IDS 3947 course is set up by your home department/program through your faculty sponsor. Contact the OUR for additional details about this option.


    Laboratory Courses

    An excellent way to obtain research experience and network with a potential mentor is to enroll in a laboratory-based course. Many departments offer introductory lab courses that provide hands on or practical experiences that introduce you to the experimental methods utilized within the discipline. Click the button below to explore Lab Courses.

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    Anthropology Anthropology Website »
    ANT 2511L Biological ANT Laboratory
    ANT 4180 Laboratory Methods in Archaeology
    ANT 4520C Forensic Anthropology
    ANT 4930 Forensic Anthropology Laboratory
    The Arts The Arts Website »
    DAN 4404 Intro Laban Movement Analysis
    TPA 2290L Technical Theatre Laboratory I
    TPA 2291L Technical Theatre Laboratory II
    ART 2201C Concepts and Practices I
    ART 2203C Concepts and Practices II
    PGY 2401C Beginning Photography
    Biology (Cell, Micro and Molecular) CMMB Website »
    BSC 2011L Biology I Cellular Processes Laboratory
    MCB 3023C General Microbiology
    MCB 4115C Determinative Bacteriology
    PCB 3023L Cell Biology Laboratory
    PCB 3063L General Genetics Laboratory
    Biology (Integrative Biology) IB Website »
    BSC 2011L Biology II Diversity Laboratory
    BSC 2093C Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    BSC 2094C Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    BSC 2932 Vertebrate Zoology Laboratory
    BSC 4933 Marine/Freshwater Invertebrate Laboratory
    BSC 4933 Parasitology Laboratory
    BSC 4933 Tropical Ecology Laboratory
    MCB 4404L Microbial Physiology and Genetics Laboratory
    PCB 3043L Principals of Ecology Laboratory
    PCB 3713L General Physiology Laboratory
    Biomedical Sciences

    See Chemistry and Biology

    for list of laboratory courses

    Chemistry Chemistry Website »
    CHM 2010L Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
    CHM 2011L Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
    CHM 2045L General Chemistry Laboratory I
    CHM 2046L General Chemistry Laboratory II
    CHM 3023L Basic Biochemistry Laboratory
    CHM 3610L Intermed Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
    CHM 4410L Physical Chemistry
    CHS 2440L General Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers
    CHS 4301L Clinical Laboratory
    Engineering Engineering Website »
    CDA 3201L Computer Logic Design Laboratory
    CDA 4213L CMOS-VLSI Laboratory
    CDA 4213L Computer System Design Laboratory
    CEG 4011L Geotechnical Laboratory
    CGN 4933 Molecular Biology Laboratory for Engineers
    ECH 3023C Materials and Energy Balances
    ECH 4240L Chemical Engineering Laboratory I
    ECH 4241L Chemical Engineering Laboratory II
    ECH 4415C Reaction Engineering
    EEL 3115L Laboratory I
    EEL 3116L Laboratory II
    EEL 4423L Wireless Circuits/Systems Laboratory
    EEL 4657L Linear Controls Laboratory
    EEL 4705L Logic Laboratory
    EEL 4743L Microprocessor Laboratory
    EEL 4935 RF and Microwave Laboratory
    EEL 4936 Wireless Communication Laboratory
    EGN 3331L Mechanics of Materials Laboratory
    EIN 4243C Human Factors
    EIN 4601C Automation and Robotics
    EML 3303L Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I
    EML 4302L Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II
    ENV 4004L Environmental Engineering Laboratory
    Geography/ESP Geography Website »
    EVR 2001L Environmental Science Laboratory
    GEO 2200L Intro Physical Geography Laboratory
    Geology Geology Website »
    GLY 2000L Essentials Geology Laboratory
    GLY2100L Earth History Laboratory
    GLY 4957L Blue Ridge Microanalysis
    Nursing Nursing Website »
    NUR 3026L Fundamentals of clinical nursing practice
    NUR 3066L Clinical Exper in Hlth Assm RN
    NUR 3215L Medical Surgical Nurs Clinic I
    NUR 3535L Psych/Mental Hlth Nursing Clin
    NUR 4216L Med Surgical Nurs Clinic II
    Physics Physics Website »
    PHY 2048L General Physics Laboratory
    PHY 2049L General Physics Laboratory
    PHY 2053L General Physics Laboratory II
    PHY 2054L General Physics Laboratory II
    PHY 4823L Advanced Laboratory
    Psychology Psychology Website »
    PSY 4004C Physiological Psychology
    PSY 4204C Perception
    PSY 4680C Cognitive Psychology
    World Languages World Languages Website »
    ARA 1120L Modern Arabic I Laboratory
    ARA 1121L Modern Arabic I Laboratory
    CHI 1120L Modern Chinese I Laboratory
    CHI 1120L Modern Chinese II Laboratory
    FRE 1120L Beginning French I Laboratory
    FRE 1121L Beginning French II Laboratory
    GER 1120L Beginning German I Laboratory
    GER 1121L Beginning German II Laboratory
    GRK 1120L Modern Greek I Laboratory
    GRK 1121L Modern Greek II Laboratory
    HBR 1120L Modern Hebrew I Laboratory
    HBR 1121L Modern Hebrew II Laboratory
    ITA 1120L Beginning Italian I Laboratory
    ITA 1121L Beginning Italian II Laboratory
    JPN 1120L Modern Japanese I Laboratory
    JPN 1121L Modern Japanese II Laboratory
    POR 1120L Beginning Portuguese I Laboratory
    POR 1120L Beginning Portuguese II Laboratory
    RUS 1120L Beginning Russian I Laboratory
    RUS 1121L Beginning Russian II Laboratory
    SPN 1120L Beginning Spanish I Laboratory
    SPN 1121L Beginning Spanish II Laboratory


    Research Methods and Directed Research Courses

    A number of programs offer courses that provide an overview of the research methods and processes utilized within a particular discipline. Enrolling in one of these courses provides the opportunity to determine if independent research interests you and can also provide material for future research projects.

    Quick jump


    Africana Studies Africana Studies Website
    AFA 4350 African American Community Research
    AFA 4900 Directed Readings (with research mentor)
    AFA 4931 Selected Topics in Africana Studies
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Anthropology Anthropology Website
    ANT 4495 Methods in Cultural Research
    ANT 4905 Individual Research (with research mentor)
    ANT 4930 Selected Topics in Anthropology
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    also see list of lab courses Anthropology Lab Courses
    Arts – Theatre and Dance Theatre and Dance Website
    DAN 4162 Research in Dance
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Arts – School of Music School of Music Website
    MUS 4905 Directed Study (with research mentor)
    MUS 4931 Selected Studio Topics
    MUE 4936 Intern Music Education
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Biology – Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology Biology Website CMMB Undergraduate Research Website
    MSC 4905 Microbiology Undergraduate Research (with research mentor)
    BSC 4095 Independent Study
    BSC 4910 Undergraduate Research (with research mentor)
    BSC 4933 Selected Topics in Biology
    BSC 4933 Scientific Processes (capstone)
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    also see list of lab courses Biology Lab Courses
    Biology – Integrative Biology Website
    MCB 4905 Microbiology Undergraduate Research (with research mentor)
    BSC 4095 Independent Study
    BSC 4910 Undergraduate Research (with research mentor)
    BSC 4933 Selected Topics in Biology
    BSC 4933 Introduction to Genomics
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    also see list of lab courses Biology Lab Courses
    Biomedical Sciences Chemistry Website Chemistry Undergraduate Research Website
    CMMB Undergraduate Research Website
    CHM 4970 Undergraduate Research (with research mentor)
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    also see list of lab courses Biomed Lab Courses
    Business – Accountancy Accountancy Website
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Business – Finance Finance Website
    FIN 4934 Selected Topics in Finance
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Business – Information Systems Information Systems Website
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Business – Management Organization Management Organization Website
    MAN 4905 Independent Study
    MAN 4931 Independent Research (with research mentor)
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Business – Marketing Business-Marketing Website
    MAR 3613 Marketing Research
    MAR 4903 Independent Research(with research mentor)
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Website Engineering Undergraduate Research Website
    ECH 4905 Independent Study
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    also see list of lab courses Chemical Engineering Lab Courses
    Chemistry Chemistry Website Chemistry Undergraduate Research Website
    CHM 4970 Undergraduate Research (with research mentor)
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    also see list of lab courses Chemistry Lab Courses
    Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Website Engineering Undergraduate Research Website
    CGN 4905 Independent Study
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    also see list of lab courses Engineering Lab Courses
    Communication Communication Website
    COM 4958 Communication Capstone
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Communication Sciences and Disorders Communication Sciences and Disorders Website BCS RISE Program Website
    IDS 2931 Introduction to Research in BCS
    PSY 3213 Research Methods in Psychology
    GEY 4401 Research Methods in Gerontology
    MHS 4731 Writing Research Publications in BCS
    MHS 4741 Research Processes in Behavioral and Community Sciences
    MHS 4906 Directed Individual Study (with research mentor)
    SPA 4910 Directed Research (with research mentor)
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Computer Science Engineering Computer Science Engineering Website
    CIS 4900 Independent Study in Computer Science
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    also see list of lab courses Engineering Lab Courses
    Criminology Criminology Website BCS RISE Program Website
    IDS 2931 Introduction to Research in BCS
    CCJ 3701 Research Methods in Criminal Justice I
    MHS 4731 Writing Research Publications in BCS
    MHS 4741 Research Processes in Behavioral and Community Sciences
    MHS 4906 Directed Individual Study (with research mentor)
    CCJ 4910 Directed Research in Criminal Justice (with research mentor)
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Economics Economics Website
    ECO 4014 Independent Research (with research mentor)
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Education – Educational Psychology Education Website
    EDF 4909 Directed Individual Study
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Education – Physical Education Education Website
    PET 4550 Clin Excer Testing & Prescript
    PET 4905 Directed Study – Professional Physical Education
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Education – Special Education Special Education Website
    EXX 4909 Directed Study – Exceptional Student Education
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Website Engineering Undergraduate Research Website
    EEL 4905 Independent Study
    EEL 4914 Senior Design Project
    EEL 4935 EE Projects
    EEL 4937 IEEE Hardware Competition
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    also see list of lab courses Electrical Engineering Lab Courses
    English English Website
    ENG 4906 Directed Study
    ENG 4906 Individual Research (with research mentor)
    ENC 4940 Prof/Tech Community Internship
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Geography Geography/ESP Website
    GEO 3164C Research Methods in Geography
    GEO 4900 Directed Reading
    EVR 4910 Environ Sci & Policy Project
    GEO 4910 Individual Research (with research mentor)
    EVR 4921 Environ Sci & Policy Seminar
    GEO 4933 Geography Colloquium
    EVR 4940 Environmental Science Internship
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    also see list of lab courses Geography Lab Courses
    Geology Geology Website
    GLY 4905 Independent Study (with research mentor)
    GLY 4920 Geology Colloquium
    GLY 4980 Field Paleobiology
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    also see list of lab courses Geology Lab Courses
    Gerontology Gerontology Website
    BCS RISE Program Website
    IDS 2931 Introduction to Research in BCS
    GEY 4401 Research Methods in Gerontology
    MHS 4731 Writing Research Publications in BCS
    MHS 4741 Research Processes in Behavioral and Community Sciences
    GEY 4900 Directed Reading
    MHS 4906 Directed Individual Study (with research mentor)
    GEY 4917 Directed Research (with research mentor)
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    History History Website
    HIS 4900 Directed Reading
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Humanities and Cultural Studies Humanities and Cultural Studies Website
    AMS 3930 Selected Topics
    HUM 4905 Directed Study
    AMS 4910 Individual Research (with research mentor)
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Industrial Engineering Website
    Engineering Undergraduate Research Website
    ESI 4905 Independent Study
    EIN 4933 Independent Study
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    also see list of lab courses Engineering Lab Courses
    International Studies International Studies Website
    INR 4900 Directed Readings
    INR 4910 Directed Research (with research mentor)
    INR 4936 Senior Seminar
    INR 4943 Intern in International Studies
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Mass Communication Mass Communication Website
    PUR 4700 Public Relations Practicum
    ADV 4710 Portfolio Building
    MMC 4900 Directed Reading in Mass Comm
    MMC 4910 Independent Research in Mass Comm
    JOU 4941 Editing Practicum
    RTV 4942 TV Practicum
    JOU 4944 Magazine Practicum
    MMC 4945 Media Internship-Seminar
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Website
    MAT 4906 Independent Study
    MAT 4930 Special Topics
    MAT 4930 Capstone Course in Mathematics
    MAT 4937 Mathematics Majors Seminar
    MAT 4970 Mathematics Senior Thesis
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Website Engineering Undergraduate Research Website
    EML 4905 Independent Study
    EML 4552 Senior Mechanical Design
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    also see list of lab courses Engineering Lab Courses
    Nursing Nursing Website
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Philosophy Philosophy Website
    PHI 4905 Directed Study
    PHI 4930 Special Topics
    PHI 4938 Philosophy Capstone Seminar
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Political Science Political Science Website
    POS 4905 Independent Study
    POS 4910 Individual Research (with research mentor)
    POS 4941 Field Work
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Physics Physics Website
    PHY 4905 Independent Study
    PHY 4910 Undergraduate Research
    PHY 4930 Physics Seminar
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    also see list of lab courses Physics Lab Courses
    Public Health Public Health Website
    HSC 4933 Independent Study
    PHC 4942 Public Health Seminar
    * Students who are not public health majors but are engaged in an undergraduate research experience with a public health faculty mentor may be eligible to register for IDS 2912 or IDS 4914. Contact the OUR for additional information.
    Psychology Psychology Website
    PSY 3213 Research Methods in Psychology
    PSY 4913 Directed Study
    PSY 4931 Discovering Research
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    also see list of lab courses Psychology Lab Courses
    Religious Studies Religious Studies Website
    REL 4910 Undergraduate Research (with research mentor)
    REL 4931 Seminar in Religion Seminar Classics of Christian Thought
    REL 4931 Seminar in Religion Early Jewish Literature
    REL 4931 Seminar in Religion Latin Church Fathers
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    School of Information School of Information Website
    LIS 4930 IS Capstone
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Social Work Social Work Website
    Rise Program Website
    IDS 2931 Introduction to Research in Behavioral and Community Sciences
    SOW 4401 Research and Statistics for Social Work
    MHS 4731 Writing Research Publications in Behavioral and Community Sciences
    MHS 4741 Research Processes in Behavioral and Community Sciences
    MHS 4906 Directed Individual Study (with research mentor)
    SOW 4910 Directed Research in Social Work (with research mentor)
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    Sociology Sociology Website
    SYA 3300 Research Methods
    SYA 3310 Qualitative Inquiry
    SYA 4304 Sociological Research Experience
    SYA 4910 Independent Research
    World Languages World Languages Website
    GEW 4900 Directed Study
    RUS 4900 Directed Study
    SPW 4900 Directed Study
    CHI 4905 Directed Study
    IDS 2912 Undergraduate Research Experience (0-4 credit option)
    IDS 4914 Advanced Undergraduate Research (0-4 credit option)
    also see list of lab courses World Languages Lab Courses

    CREATTE Program

    CREATTE stands for Creating Research Experiences and Activities Through Teaching Enhancement. The CREATTE program is sponsored by the Office for Undergraduate Research and is intended to provide students an authentic research experience within a course.

    CREATTE stands for Creating Research Experiences and Activities Through Teaching Enhancement. The CREATTE program is sponsored by the Office for Undergraduate Research and is intended to provide students an authentic research experience within a course.

    CREATTE Undergraduate Researchers:

    1. Develop or work from a defined research question
    2. Work individually or with other students to apply defined methods of inquiry relevant to the project/discipline to produce original findings/products
    3. Present the findings/products to peers and professionals in informal (i.e. course setting) and formal (i.e. UR Colloquium) venues

    The ability to engage in an authentic research experience through a course is a unique opportunity that is being offered in only a select number of courses each semester. Becoming a CREATTE Undergraduate Researcher provides an opportunity to:

    • Produce an original piece of research that can demonstrate your competency in the discipline and has the potential to stimulate additional ideas and be submitted for publication
    • Receive research mentorship from faculty and graduate students
    • Gain research experience that you can represent on your resume
    • Work with a small cohort of peers and develop life-long relationships
    • Enroll in a 0-credit undergraduate research course so that the experience will track on your transcript

    Presenting Your Research:

    CREATTE Undergraduate Researchers also have the opportunity to present their research findings at the annual OUR sponsored USF Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium. The colloquium provides a venue for undergraduate students in all disciplines to present their current research and receive feedback from research mentors and peers. CREATTE Researchers may also present at national or international conferences.

    NOTE: Multiple sections of the courses listed below may be offered each semester. Prior to registering for a course be sure to consult the course instructor listed below to determine if it is a CREATTE course.

    SPRING 2016 CREATTE Courses
    Course # Course Name Course Level Dept/Instructor
    LIT 4930 sec. 001 Florida Lit & CultureLIT 4390 Poster Upper Level Majors English/L. Runge
    IDH 3400 sec. 002 Researching Gender & Comm. Honors Gen Ed Honors/S. Gomes
    IDH 3400 sec. 004 Researching Gender & Comm. Honors Gen Ed Honors/S. Gomes
    PSY 4931 sec 005 Child/Ad Soc Dev Upper Level Majors Psychology/ T. Ojanen
    SPW 4934 sec. 002 Global Spain Upper Level Majors World Lang./H. Scharm
    IDH 3400 sec. 006 Madrid in World Systems

    IDH3400 Global Metropolis Madrid_Page_1

    Honors Gen Ed Honors/H. Scharm
    IDH 4200 sec. 005 Geo Perspectives Honors Gen Ed Honors/F. Rahmanovic

    FALL 2015 CREATTE Courses
    SPRING 2015 CREATTE Courses
    FALL 2014 CREATTE Courses
    CREATTE COURSES_SPRING 2014
    Fall 2013 CREATTE Courses
    Spring 2013 CREATTE COURSE LIST
    FALL 2012 CREATTE COURSE LIST

    The Creating Research Experiences and Activities Through Teaching Enhancement(CREATTE) Scholars Program provides seed funding and graduate student support for the development of undergraduate research or creative activities within lower or upper level undergraduate courses. Laboratory courses and capstone courses are not supported by the CREATTE initiative because they already incorporate research/projects and inquiry-based curriculum.

    Eligibility

    Tenured and tenure-earning faculty and full time instructional faculty who are listed as the instructor of record for an undergraduate course are eligible to apply for a CREATTE award.

    Please note that laboratory and capstone courses are not supported by the CREATTE initiative. Faculty who have been awarded CREATTE funding may apply for one additional semester in support of a previously funded course. There is no limit to the number of CREATTE awards that a faculty may receive for new courses that have not been previously funded by the CREATTE initiative.

    Funding and Graduate Student Support for CREATTE Scholars

    • CREATTE Scholars will receive a total of $2,000 to be used in support of the course. The funds can be used for the purchase of reusable materials (i.e. software, small equiptment, etc.) to supplement the undergraduate research projects (funds will transferred to the Departmental E&G account).
    • Funds can also be used to support one graduate student, selected by the CREATTE Scholar, who will partner with the CREATTE Scholar to provide assistance with research planning and implementation, and student mentoring.
    • Graduate students will be hired as temporary student workers through the OUR office and will be paid per hour (suggested rate of $20-25/hr)for the work during the semester (minimum of 2 hours per week).
    • Graduate students supported on a graduate assistantship (GAs) with a 0.5 FTE or lower will be eligible to be appointed, although, advanced master’s students who do not have GA support should be considered.
    • Graduate students who already have a 0.5 FTE will NOT be eligible to work more than 4 hours per week.

    The OUR will support up to 20 CREATTE Scholars during the 2014-2015 academic year.

    To receive additional information about the CREATTE initiative or to become a CREATTE scholar please complete interest form below:


    USF Global Research Project

    Globally Engaged Mentored Undergraduate Research

    Students pursuing the Global Citizen Award may choose to complete a globally engaged, mentored undergraduate research project. Students pursuing this option must have their research projects pre-­‐ approved by the Office for Undergraduate Research and the Global Citizens Project office. Please review the GLOBAL RESEARCH GUIDE  for complete instructions regarding the process.

    The Global Research Project Prospectus should be developed in collaboration with the research mentor and will contain the defined sections listed below. The document should be saved as a PDF file and uploaded to the online Global Research Project Application.

    The Global Research Project Prospectus should be approximately 2 pages (single-­‐spaced, not including the title page), written in future tense, and include the following sections:

    1.     Title Page

    a) Title of project, student name and major, semester(s) of the experience, faculty mentor name and department

    2.     Introduction/Background (approximately 250 words)

    a) Research question/project aim/hypothesis

    b) Brief project background including relevant literature

    c) Expected outcomes and contribution to the discipline

    3.     Method (approximately 150 words)

    a) Methods to be used to carry out the research

    1.     Discussion of Project as Globally Engaged Research (approximately 500-­‐600 words)

    a) Identify at least one of  the 17   United Nations Sustainable Development Goals you believe the project will address. Explain how you believe the proposed project will contribute to the outcome(s) of the UN Sustainable Development Goal you identified.  Projects that do not make a compelling connection to outcomes will not be considered for approval.

    b) Identify  at least 2 Global Citizens Project Learning Outcomes  you believe the project will help you Please explain how engaging in the project will help you show evidence of attaining these competencies.

    Reference Documents:

    World Regions, UN SDGs[1]

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