Spring 2017

Research Methods in American Culture

Listed in: American Studies, as AMST-468

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

Moodle site: Course

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 conduct research 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 presentation that will be presented in a public forum at the end of the semester.

Limited to 15 students.  Open to juniors and seniors as a research seminar; first- and second-year students admitted only under special circumstances.  Spring semester.  Professor Hayashi.

If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to junior and senior American Studies majors, followed by students in Black Studies, History, and the Five Colleges certificate programs in Asian Pacific American Studies and Native American Studies.

Keywords

Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing

Offerings

2017-18: Offered in Spring 2018
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017