RARE 420

RARE 420: Radford Amazonian Research Expedition Capstone  

Prerequisites: RARE 410

Credit Hours: (2)

This course will be taken in the semester following the student’s RARE study abroad trip and will serve as the capstone for their RARE experience. In this course, the student will continue with their data analysis, writing, and presenting of their research to the University community.  Students will also help with recruitment of students for the program and other activities to help maintain the RARE program.  

Detailed Description of Course Content

This course is the final component of the RARE program. During this course, the student will continue with data analysis from their RARE project(s), writing up the results of their research and make a presentation to the larger university community.  The student will also assist in the recruitment efforts for the next RARE trip. Finally, the student will learn more about the research process by assisting the RARE faculty in seeking grants or other activities aimed at continuing the RARE program.  

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Course delivery methods will include a formal presentation to the university community and a paper on their research. It may also include discussions, grant writing activities, presentations to university classes, and other assignments and activities aimed at continuing the RARE program. 


Goals and Objectives of the Course

Having successfully completed this course, the student will be able to:

Develop a paper discussing their project including appropriate literature, methods, results, and discussion.

Present their experience and defend their research to the university community in a formal presentation. 

Assessment Measures

Assessment measures may include their research paper and presentation and other class assignments. Additionally, we will administer an external survey to assess student learning gains. 

Other Course Information


Review and Approval

November 2018