Spring 2022

Research Methods in American Culture

Listed in: American Studies, as AMST-468  |  Education Studies, as EDST-468

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

Faculty

Kristen V. Luschen (Section 01)
Karen J. Sanchez-Eppler (Section 01)

Description

This course is designed to provide American Studies majors, as well as Education Studies majors and others, with a methodological grounding to conduct interdisciplinary research. Students will have the opportunity to conduct research on a topic of their own choosing and develop a research prospectus. Students will be exposed to and experiment with a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches, gain familiarity with methods such as participant observation, interview and oral history practice, and study a range of materials—visual, literary, print, digital, audio—via a traditionally interdisciplinary American Studies praxis. Students will gauge the utility of various theoretical and methodological approaches to determine which are most useful for their own independent work. A major requirement of this course is participation in a "work-in-progress" presentation as part of a public mini-conference at the end of the semester.

Limited to 18 students. Open to juniors and seniors as a research seminar; or with consent of the instructor. Spring semester. Professor Sanchez-Eppler and Visiting Professor Luschen.

If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to junior and senior American Studies majors, followed by students in Education Studies.

Keywords

Attention to Research, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing

Offerings

2021-22: Offered in Spring 2022
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021