Academic Research and Writing


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I 311
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6:00-9:00 p.m.

I 311 Academic Research and Writing

This is a seminar on theological writing across the academic fields of Bible, History, Theology/Ethics, and Ministry.  The course is designed for research-degree students in the Master of Theology program.  The course will focus on crafting, developing, and evaluating a thesis statement, constructing and evaluating arguments, identify different types of theological academic reading of print and electronic texts, and composing and critiquing various forms of theological academic writing, ranging from annotated bibliographies to literature review essays to term paper proposals.

Course Objectives:

Identify and evaluate different kinds of theological academic writing.

Identify different degrees of plagiarism and identify strategies to avoid plagiarism

Engage in theological research and analysis.

Write a research proposal.