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Theorizing Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies

Bernadette McNary-Zak and Rebecca Todd Peters

in Teaching Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199732869
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918522 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732869.003.0001

Series: AAR Teaching Religious Studies Series

Theorizing Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies

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This chapter presents a brief overview of some of the theoretical and practical dimensions of Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies and introduces the work of defining disciplinary standards of excellence and expectations for students engaged in the practice of Undergraduate Research in the discipline. It suggests several distinct features and learning goals for Undergraduate Research in the discipline and addresses some of the unique challenges and barriers in mentoring Undergraduate Research in the discipline.

Keywords: undergraduate research; student expectations; disciplinary standards; learning goals; mentoring; challenges; barriers

Chapter.  5117 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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