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Course Descriptions

Boise State McNair Scholars enroll in for-credit McNair Seminars each semester of program participation. The Seminars are taught by program staff and draw upon expertise of faculty and staff across campus.

Seminar curriculum addresses various aspects of research, academic culture, and graduate preparation and ongoing development of skills, knowledge, and dispositions key to graduate admission and later success in a doctoral program. Seminars emphasize instruction and application of reading, writing and other scholarly skills – including library research, academic technology, scholarly dispositions and academic cultural capital.”

The seminars guide Scholars through the key phases and activities of the program and provide structure for their graduate preparation. Seminars are structured as follows: