Literature Review and Synthesis
Strategies, methods, and habits for writing and publishing effective critical literature reviews. Students must already have a research topic selected, defined narrowly enough to do meaningful inquiry, and approved by their advisor before taking the course.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesIP&T 629 and selection of research topic.
 RecommendedIP&T 656.
Course Outcomes: 

Understanding Literature Reviews

Understand the components of an effective literature review that contributes new understandings

Topic Selection

Select an appropriate topic for a comprehensive literature review

Literature Searching and Review

Develop effective strategies for searching and reviewing previous research

Literature Summarization and Critique

Summarize and critique previous studies as a form of interpretation

Writing Strategies

Develop effective writing strategies and habits

Write Critical Literature Review

Produce a critical and interpretative literature review

Peer Review Process Understanding

Understand how to negotiate the journal peer review publishing process