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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HFA 250 - Research Methods in African Diaspora Studies (3 credits)

This course provides an introduction to a range of qualitative research methods as they are applied to the study of the African diaspora, especially the peoples of African descent in the Americas. Students examine theoretical and conceptual issues and develop skills with methodologies employed when conducting humanities research. Students investigate the ways that texts and other discourse medium have represented people of African descent in literature, media images, and in history. Students prepare a preliminary research plan followed by an original research paper employing the methods and theories learned in the class. Offered as needed.