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Contributing to the Discipline

Rebecca Todd Peters and Bernadette McNary-Zak

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/9780199732869.003.0002

Series: AAR Teaching Religious Studies Series

Contributing to the Discipline

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The chapter situates Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies within the contexts of the institutional and national organizations such as the Council of Undergraduate Research by addressing the central feature of how students engaging in this pedagogy are contributing knowledge to the discipline. Given the multiplicity of methodological approaches in the discipline, this chapter offers the insights and perspectives of several faculty mentors of Undergraduate Research in order to highlight some of the ongoing perspectives and questions about what Undergraduate Research looks like in the field of Religious Studies.

Keywords: knowledge; methodological approaches; institutional context; Council of Undergraduate Research; mentoring; pedagogy

Chapter.  6183 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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