In this course, students engage in a supervised, independent research project that focuses on an issue, problem or topic within their area of concentration (Culture, Media or Gender), culminating in the writing and presenting of a comprehensive paper. With the approval of the instructor, the research may include a community project or some form of ethnography. Primary emphasis is given to the demonstration of proficiency in the application of critical cultural inquiry (which includes responsible social engagement), the effective use of appropriate methodologies and the demonstration of how the research is relevant to an aspect of the student’s major. The seminar process with include class discussions of research and writing-in-progress. Students can take this course more than once.