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

Moodle site: Course

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

2022-23: Offered in Fall 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, Spring 2022, Fall 2022