In Directed Research, students select a topic from their majors to research throughout the term. Looking at trends, theories, patterns, differing views, and solutions in the research will help students to understand their topics in a deeper way. Using this foundational understanding, students will formulate an argument and write an argumentative research paper. Thesis statement and outlining is practiced throughout the course to improve students’ ability to write cohesive, professional, and logical papers. Turabian Author-Date documentation is required.