Course Description

This interdisciplinary course is structured to help Liberal Studies students prepare for their senior capstone projects by establishing a strong foundation in understanding the literature within their chosen topics and fields. It provides the tools and techniques they need to create the literature review portion of their capstone by examining scholarly information resources, the literature review processes and theory, and effective management techniques for tracking scholarly reading and citations.

This course fulfills 3 credits of either the fine arts, social science, natural science or humanities degree requirement in Liberal Studies.

Meeting Place and Times



Star Bradley



Junior standing


Tuition and Fees

If you are accepted into a qualified online program, see the appropriate MSU Online Only Tuition and Fee table.

If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please refer to the MSU Fee Schedule.

Required Books/Materials

No required books for this course. All information will be available online.


Computer Requirements:

Internet access

A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.


This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.

For More Information

For course information, contact Star Bradley: [email protected]

How to Register

You must be accepted as a student to Montana State University to take this course.

Learn how to apply.

After your application has been accepted, you will register via MSU's online registration system, MyInfo.

Registration requires a PIN. Learn how to find your PIN.

Once you have your PIN, learn how to register through MyInfo.