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Course Descriptions

MCNR 100. McNair Tutorial. (1/2)

(over 1 term) A required course for first-year McNair Fellows, this course is comprised of advanced academic and career preparation. The academic component features extensive preparation for undergraduate research and orientation to the McNair program, while the career component explores various aspects of the professional career. Emphasis is placed on developing advanced research skills and preparing fellows for independent research. Prerequisite(s): standing as a McNair Fellow; Staff;

MCNR 200. McNair Sophomore Seminar. (1/2)

(over 3 terms) This course emphasizes preparation for the Summer Research internship. Scholars receive instruction on the analysis and use of scholarly publications and are exposed to academic culture through social and academic activities. The seminar prepares the Scholars for independent research by teaching them research skills and supporting their development of research proposals. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the McNair Scholars Program; Staff;

MCNR 300. McNair Junior Seminar. (1/2)

(over 3 terms) A continuation of MCNR 200. This seminar emphasizes preparation for graduate school. Topics covered include preparing for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), applying to graduate schools, personal statements, obtaining letters of recommendation, and financial aid. Scholars also have the opportunity to prepare for a second summer of independent research and to visit potential graduate schools. Prerequisite(s): MCNR 200 and good standing as a McNair Scholar; Staff;

MCNR 400. McNair Senior Seminar. (1/2)

A continuation of MCNR 300. This seminar focuses on writing personal statements and curriculum vitae, obtaining letters of recommendation, applying to graduate programs, and securing grants, fellowships, and other financial aid. Scholars are encouraged to visit potential graduate schools. Prerequisite(s): MCNR 300 and good standing as a McNair Scholar; Staff;

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