This upper-division research seminar fulfills a requirement in the International Relations and Global Studies major, and is reserved for IRG majors. The course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop an original research paper under guidance, and receive peer and instructor feedback throughout the course. In the first portion of the course, reading materials are selected to provide a primer on how to devise social scientific inquiry, and provide a primer on available research methodologies. Weekly readings also supply students with exemplary research designs stemming from the four pillars of the major. Following this initial portion of the course, the students embark or continue their journey towards their individually composed research project. The research proposal, a 10-page first draft of the project, and a final….