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    Macalester College
  Feb 20, 2018
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AMST 200 - Critical Methods for American Studies Research

This course will introduce students to interdisciplinary research approaches to the study of race, ethnicity, and other categories of difference. Students will learn to conceptualize and design research projects, and will obtain hands-on experience in executing different methods. The course will also consider the critiques of systems of knowledge production and research approaches that have been informed by scholars from fields such as African American history, gender studies, and critical race studies, as well as from the disciplines. The goal is to develop an understanding of the assumptions embedded in many fields of inquiry, and to learn to apply critical approaches to important research questions. Prerequisite(s): AMST 101 , AMST 103 , or AMST 110 . (4 Credits)