Spring 2013

Research Methods in American Culture

Listed in: American Studies, as AMST-468

Formerly listed as: AMST-68  |  ENGL-95  |  HIST-83

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Faculty

Robert T. Hayashi (Section 01)

Description

This course is designed to provide American Studies juniors (and others) with a methodological grounding in the discipline and an opportunity to write a research paper on a topic of their own choosing.  We will engage a wide range of materials and methodologies in this course in order to grasp the broad interdisciplinarity of the field of American Studies.  Through short written exercises addressing a variety of documents including manuscripts, journals, census records, images and printed books, students will gauge the utility of various methodological approaches to determine which are most useful for their own independent work.  The major requirement of this course is a research paper, approximately 20-25 pages in length, that will be due at the end of the semester.

Limited to 20 students.  Open to juniors and seniors as a research seminar; underclassmen admitted under special circumstances.  Spring semester. Professor Hayashi.

Keywords

Writing attentive

Offerings

2014-15: Offered in Spring 2015
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014
 

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