If you are an incoming student and want to get involved in campus research right away, a Course Based Research Project is an excellent opportunity for you.  We have developed this new initiative to increase undergraduate research capacity on campus and to provide a quick start for students to get involved in research in their fields of interest.

Eight projects have been developed for the fall.  The projects have limited enrollments, and several meet GER or other requirements.  If you have questions about the Course-Based Research Program, please drop by the office and talk to us!

Fall Semester, 2018

History 404 LEC 001
Podcasting the Past: Audio Histories of Wisconsin

Instructor: Christopher Cantwell (History)
3 Credits
Course #: 23406
Days/Times: T/TH 3:30-4:45pm
Location: BOL B84
What does history sound like? And where does one go to hear it? This project will attempt to answer these questions by brining the study of history to the medium of podcasting. For their final project students in this class will produce a piece of audio storytelling on some aspect of Wisconsin’s history that could be broadcast as a story on an actual podcast. To do this, students will conduct original archival research, conduct oral histories, interview experts in the field, and learn how to use basic recording gear and post-production software.

History 192 003, 299 001, and History 499 001
History of Community Organizations in Milwaukee
Amanda Seligman (History)
3 credits
Course #s: 25845, 25666, and 25665
Days/Times: M/W 4:30-5:45
Location: MER G47
Working as a group and using primary sources housed in the UWM Archives, students in this course will research the history of community-based organizations in Milwaukee and collectively write an entry on this topic for publication in the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee. Students will work together to develop a research plan for executing the project, identify primary and secondary sources, allocate tasks to class members, and evaluate progress toward completion. Students will research and write mini histories of Milwaukee community-based organizations and synthesize them into a single 3,000 word encyclopedia entry.

Psychology 193 001 (FULL)
Research in Clinical Health Psychology
Instructor: Hobart Davies (Psychology)
SS 3 credits
Course #: 25709
Days/Times T/TH 11-12:15
Location: GAR 204
This project focuses on the research methods and approaches that are used to investigate the behavioral and emotional factors that influence the mental health of children, teens, and families.  Through working together on several smaller research projects, the students will gain a deeper sense of the educational, research, and other career paths open to students interested in psychology and pediatric health.

Theatre 360 002
Applied Dramaturgy
Robin Mello (Theatre)
1 credit
Course #: 11961
Day: Wed 5-6:50pm
Location: MIT 375

Students will research contemporary theatre practices and performances.  The project will introduce students to critical dramaturgical and theatre inquiry methods.  Students will explore new works, and social justice theater making, while applying critical lenses to the classic theatre canon and new works.  Seminars will meet on campus, at local restaurants, and at regional theatre productions on Wednesday evenings, prior to going to performances.  Students will discuss new works and develop a deeper understanding of how contemporary theater productions actually work.