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Senior Methods Courses

MAIS 602 - Researching Society and Culture introduces students to research questions and methods early in the Program, but after students have completed several courses, they may wish to explore a particular mode of research and/or interdisciplinary method in greater detail. This result may be achieved through one of two means:

  • a foundational or advanced Reading Course supervised by an instructor who specializes in that mode of research and/or interdisciplinary method (e.g., ethnographic field research, statistical analysis, or archival research). Students who wish guidance in this area should contact the MA-IS Office.
  • a senior methodology course: MAIS 622 Advanced Feminist Theory; MAIS 640 Grounded Theory, Exploration, and Beyond; or MAIS 638 What I Tell You May Not Be True: Autobiography, Discourse Analysis, and Post-Colonialism.

Although these courses are intended to better prepare students for their final project, they can also serve as one of the four courses that comprise a focus area — at the discretion of the Directors, and only if the course's major assignment is pertinent to that concentration.

Please consult the Grouped Study and Individualized Study course list for availability.

Updated July 10 2017 by Student & Academic Services

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