Many Loyola classes have a hands-on research component. These courses are usually, but not always, aimed at upper-level students. Some are capstone courses in which you conduct a research project based on material presented in the course itself. Others are more basic, giving you academic credit for research you are doing that semester in a lab or through a LUROP Fellowship.
Importantly, many undergraduate courses will earn you engaged learning credit. Engaged learning courses can be designated as internship, service learning, public performance, field work, or undergraduate research. Check out this overall list of engaged learning courses designated as undergraduate research in several departments, including brief course descriptions.
For Spring 2014
If you are interested in taking a research course in Spring 2014, check out this list of research courses offered in Spring 2014 along with course descriptions. If you don't find a course you are looking for, check the list above, try a keyword search in LOCUS, or talk to your department about appropriate research courses in your major.
Note that there may be other engaged learning courses with a research component designated in another category, like internships. So if you don't find the undergraduate research course you're looking for, check out this list of fall 2013 academic internship courses to get an idea of what may be available.
Faculty, click here to register an undergraduate research course to qualify for Engaged Learning (EL) credit. The deadlines for proposing courses as EL courses are below:
October 1 for Spring Semester
December 1 for Summer Semester
February 1 for Fall Semester