Research Practice courses are divided into two categories – those with an open enrollment and those that require participation in a URC program to gain a PTE. Please note that we are creating and adding courses every quarter so come back to see what is new!

UPPER DIVISION

RESEARCH PRACTICE 101: Understanding Scientific Literature and Context using C.R.E.A.T.E. Seminar, two units.
Offered Summer quarter (coming soon)
The Research Practice 101 is designed to introduce a set of skills that have been proven to help students read and understand scientific research papers. The learning framework is called CREATE which stands for Consider, Read, Elucidate the hypotheses, Analyze and interpret the data, and Think of the next Experiment. Each week students work together in a ‘pod’ to build their CREATE skill sets. At the end of the Quarter, each Pod will meet with a faculty research mentor twice to discuss primary research articles, putting their skills into action.
Instructors: TBD.

RESEARCH PRACTICE 102: Research Revealed: Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. 2u.  Seminar/discussion, two hours.
Offered Fall, Winter & Spring quarters
Priority enrollment given to students accepted through the Research Revealed scholarship program application.
Introduction to wide array of research practices in humanities, arts, and social sciences. Run by Undergraduate Research Center–Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (URC–HASS) with talks from various UCLA faculty, student researchers, and representatives from campus resources. Students gain better understanding and appreciation of role of research university and how research is conducted and knowledge created in humanities, arts, and social sciences. Coursework and discussions prepare students for conducting their own research projects, applying for research programs, or assisting on faculty member projects in future quarters. P/NP grading.
Instructor: Kistner, K.M. PhD; Assistant Director, Undergraduate Research Center – Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

RESEARCH PRACTICE 110A: Careers in Libraries and Archives. 2u. (Formerly HNRS 101M) Seminar, two hours.
Offered Fall 2022
Study of wide variety of careers in libraries and archives. Introduction to career pathways of various professionals. Brief discussion of professional issues in these fields especially in relation to recruitment and retention of individuals in these professions. Discussion of careers in variety of locations and types of libraries and archives, with emphasis on outstanding professionals at UCLA. Stronger focus on careers supporting research in academic spaces. P/NP grading.
Instructor: Johnson, M.W. MSLS; UCLA Library Librarian for English and History

RESEARCH PRACTICE 110B: Preparing for Post-UCLA Success: Fellowships, Graduate School, and More. 2u. (Formerly HNRS 101K) Seminar, two hours.
Offered Spring quarter
Prepares students to achieve goals beyond UCLA. Participants reflect on values and interests, and learn what is required for effective applications to graduate school, scholarships, and more. Review of process of applying for nationally competitive awards such as Truman, Rhodes, Marshall, and others. Students learn to craft effective curricula vitae, strong personal statements, and compelling research proposals. Students learn to solicit strong letters of recommendation. Skills are preparation for scholarship/fellowship application process, as well as graduate school and job application process. P/NP grading.
Instructor: Blustein, R. PhD; Assistant Director, UCLA Scholarship Resource Center

RESEARCH PRACTICE 120: Research Today: Sources, Tool, and Strategies. 2u. (Formerly HNRS 101I) Lecture, two hours; activity, two hours.
Offered Winter quarter
Introduction to research process in digital age, offering opportunity to develop research skills through exploration of library and Internet resources, exposure to rare and unique materials, experimentation with digital tools, engagement with librarians and other experts, and interactive creation of research project proposal. Designed to prepare students for capstone or thesis experience in humanities or social sciences. P/NP grading.
Instructors: Johnson, M.W. MSLS; UCLA Library Librarian for English & History
Peterson, A.E. MLIS; UCLA Library Research & Instruction Librarian

RESEARCH PRACTICE 130: Integrity in Science Research. 2u. (Formerly HNRS 101F) Seminar, two hours.
Offered Winter quarter
Limited to students in funded research programs or completing a 199 or 198 senior thesis.
Email instructor for a PTE.
Discussion about integrity in science research, current thinking in the field, and presentation of important ethical issues that impact scientific investigation in all STEM disciplines. P/NP grading.
Instructor: Hasson, T.W. PhD; Director, Undergraduate Research Center – Sciences

RESEARCH PRACTICE 192AUCLA Undergraduate Science Journal. 2u. (Formerly HNRS 101B) Seminar, two hours.
Offered: Winter quarter
Applications to join journal staff are offered in Fall quarter
More information on joining the staff
Enrollment limited to students on the layout, editorial and review board staff of the UCLA Undergraduate Science Journal. 
Course results in the publication of a student written, reviewed, edited and assembled Undergraduate Science Journal. Course prepares students the review of articles, and editing and production skills. May be repeated for maximum of 10 units. P/NP grading.
Instructor: Assistant Director, Undergraduate Research Center – Sciences

RESEARCH PRACTICE 192B: ALEPH: UCLA Undergraduate Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences. 2u. (Formerly HNRS 101C) Seminar, two hours.
Open enrollment offered: Winter and Spring quarters.  Closed enrollment, limited to Aleph leadership, in Fall.
Enrollment limited to students on the editorial board of annual Aleph journal. Join the staff by attending first class in January
Course produces the Aleph journal of undergraduate research and writing.  Course looks at the study of writing in various disciplines and includes honing of editing and production skills. May be repeated for maximum of 10 units. P/NP grading.
Instructor: Ardam, J.W. PhD; Assistant Director, Undergraduate Research Center – Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

RESEARCH PRACTICE 194B: Research  Seminar: Writing Research Proposals and Graduate Applications 2u. (Formerly PhySci 194)  Seminar, two hours.
Offered Fall quarter
A research seminar for undergraduates applying in fall for STEM PhD or MS programs. Topics include preparation of research proposals for graduate school fellowships, research summaries, graduate school and application materials. Letter Grading. Designed for students in the IMSD, Beckman, Clare Boothe Luce, MARC, and UC LEADS research scholars programs.  Students outside these programs should email the instructor, attaching their current research paper to request a PTE.

Instructor: Hasson, T.W. PhD; Director, Undergraduate Research Center – Sciences

RESEARCH PRACTICE 194C: Research Practice Seminar. Mastering the Oral Presentation of your Research 2u. (Formerly PhySci 194) Seminar, two hours.
Offered Winter quarter
A research seminar for undergraduates participating in STEM senior capstone research programs, and 196, 198 and 199 courses.
Curriculum allows the student to master the presentation of their undergraduate research to diverse audiences. Letter Grading.  Students interested should email the instructor, attaching their current research paper to request a PTE.

Instructor: Hasson, T.W. PhD; Director, Undergraduate Research Center – Sciences

RESEARCH PRACTICE 195:  Internship:  Students who would like to earn academic credit along with their internship experience can enroll in Research Practice 195. ResPrc195 (4.0 units), is now open to all majors/minors. Students must have junior or senior status, and have good academic standing (at least 3.0 GPA). Students work at an off-campus site for a total of 80 hours/quarter (can be paid or unpaid). Internship can be up to 40h/week during the summer for 6-10 weeks. Two quarters maximum enrollment.  Instructions for enrollment in ResPrc195.

LOWER DIVISION

RESEARCH PRACTICE 96: Bruins Studying Bruins: Introduction to Higher Education Research through a Course-Based Collaborative Research Project. 2u. Seminar, 2 hour.  Open enrollment Offered:  Winter 2023. 
ResPrc 96 is an innovative course combining high-impact learning practices in the form of a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE), a model shown to enhance student learning and engagement through experiential and collaborative practices. ResPrc introduces UCLA students to higher education institutional research, assessment, and accreditation. As a part of the course, students will collaborate on a research assessment project that will be used toward campus instructional improvements and its accreditation documentation. P/NP grading.
Instructors: Hasson, T.W. PhD; Director, Undergraduate Research Center – Sciences;  Kistner, K.M. PhD; Assistant Director, Undergraduate Research Center – Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

RESEARCH PRACTICE 97XC: Transfer Success and Pathways to Undergraduate Research for Life Sciences Majors. 1u. Seminar, 1.5 hour.  Open enrollment Offered:  Summer Session C.  Designed for incoming transfer students. A series of lectures, and discussions to enhance student success in sciences by developing critical academic survival skills, opportunities available to participate in research as undergraduate students, and careers available to students with science degrees. P/NP grading.
Instructors: Razinia, Z. PhD; Assistant Director, Undergraduate Research Center – Sciences

RESEARCH PRACTICE 99: Research Projects with the Division of Undergraduate Education
1-2 unit contract for independent study. Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), five hours per week per unit. Entry-level research under the guidance of a faculty mentor, or instructor in the Undergraduate Research Centers. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course) to enroll. Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Centers for more information. May be repeated up to 5 times. P/NP grading. Email Researchpractice@college.ucla.edu with proposals or questions.  Instructions for Proposing a ResPrc 99 course