Listed in: , as EDST-468 | American Studies, as AMST-468
Formerly listed as: AMST-68 | ENGL-95 | HIST-83
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.
This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.
|American Studies: A User's Guide||University of California Press||Deloria, Phillip and Olson, Alexander||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Ghosts in the Schollyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side||University of Chicago Press, 2020||Ewing, Eve||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Boneyarn||Ashland Poetry Press, 2021||Mills, David||Amherst Books||TBD|
|All that She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake||Random House, 2021||Miles, Tiya||Amherst Books||TBD|
These books are available locally at Amherst Books.