This combination of research and project in Applied Studies help students learn through inquiry. They find a problem. They ask good questions and propose good solutions. Learning in action. Real. Relevant
Independent Research Essay
Students dig up an important issue that prompts a personal response. They learn the fundamentals of research: formulating good questions, methodologies and analysis of data. And implicit in every Independent Research Essay is academic honesty and integrity.
Students come up with a project of relevance inspired by their research essay. They have a semester to submit a detailed rationale of the what, why, how, and when to fill in the details of the project of their choice.