Spring 2011

Research Methods in American Culture

Listed in: American Studies, as AMST-68  |  English, as ENGL-95


Robert T. Hayashi (Section 01)


(Offered as AMST 68 and ENGL 95-03.)  This course is designed to provide American Studies majors, as well as others interested in interdisciplinary work, the opportunity and support to produce a major piece of research writing on a topic of their choosing.  We will examine a wide range of materials, including photographs, paintings, legal documents, journals, poems, and plays.  The course will also introduce students to the variety of methodologies utilized by practitioners in the field of American Studies.  The specific focus of the course will be the role of place in American culture.  By studying discrete geographic locations--their histories, residents, and cultural representations--students will gain appreciation for interdisciplinary work and the development of American Studies.

Requisite: American Studies 11 and 12. Open to juniors and seniors or consent of the instructor. Limited to 15 students.  Spring semester. Professor Hayashi.

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


2022-23: Not offered
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, Spring 2022