Ethnic Studies 194B: Developing as a Researcher

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
— Zora Neale Hurston
  • What ignites your intellectual interest and passion?
  • What do you want to know?

  • How do you channel your interests into a research project?


Spring, 2018 Wednesdays 2-4, Room TBD

2 units P/NP


Research is often sparked by curiosity: a question, an idea, a desire to know more about something. Formalized research is an extension of our thoughts, perspectives, interests, and inquiries. Research allows us create knowledge that expands and deepens our thinking and often transforms our communities and beyond--leaving spaces better for future generations.

This course provides EOP transfer students an opportunity to engage in self-exploration, as well as critically discuss and engage in strategies central to research and academic success.

Students will (1) explore their passions and interests within their field; (2) develop key research approaches and processes; (3) hone strategies for success in upper-division coursework; and (4) identify mentors and research opportunities.


For more information, please contact Luisa Giulianetti at