This course is an introduction to inter- and cross-disciplinary academic research. The primary objective of this course is to form a learning community in which all students and the instructor learn, inquire, discover, draw expertise, and get ideas from each other. Emphasis is placed on effective communication of ideas among all participants. Students learn what research is and what it is not, differentiate among various research types, and write a research proposal on a topic approved by the instructor. Since this course is interdisciplinary, students from different disciplines across the campus are expected to participate.