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MA2210 Research and Writing Skills for Graduate Theological Education

This course is designed as a general introduction to graduate level research and writing, as well as issues of scholarly communication, though it will also be of value to those wishing to improve their current skill set. The major assignment will be a 12-15 page research paper, either on a theological topic of the student’s choice OR a version of a paper being written for another course. Smaller weekly assignments are designed to practice the skills taught in class and/or build towards the final paper. The course incorporates lecture, discussion, online and in-class exercises, along with listed readings and assignments, to teach a set of skills foundational to successful graduate work. Additional short readings will be assigned weekly on current topics of scholarly communication and intellectual property for discussion in class. Assignments and course readings may be adapted to suit student needs.