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    Vassar College
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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AMST 313 - Multidisciplinary Research Methods


1 unit(s)
This course explores the challenges of conducting multi- and interdisciplinary inquiry within the field of American Studies. Drawing on key texts and innovative projects within the field, the course examines the ways in which varying disciplines make meaning of the world and puts specific modes of inquiry into practice. Students learn how to seek, produce, and evaluate different forms of evidence and how to shape this evidence in the direction of a broader project. Specific forms of inquiry may include: interpreting archival documents, conducting interviews, making maps, crafting field notes, analyzing cultural texts, among others.

Prerequisite(s): or co-requisite: a discipline-specific methods course appropriate to the student.

Not offered in 2017/18.



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