Advanced Research Seminar: Assembling the Self|
Fall 2020 not offered
This advanced research seminar is open to sociology majors in their senior year or in the second semester of their junior year and fulfills the capstone requirement for the major. The course is divided in two halves. In the first half, we will read a variety of autoethnographic texts, in which the authors use personal experience as a foundation for sociological reflection and insight. We will spend time thinking about the political and methodological benefits and limitations of autoethnography, surveying a range of approaches to incorporating one's experience into scholarship, and attending to the ways that autoethnographic texts respond to existing research and theory. In the second half of the class, students will develop a substantial and original autoethnographic essay, with class sessions focused on workshopping and presenting writing in progress.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(FGSS)(SISP-Soc Conc)(SOC)
Course texts may include works by Patricia Clough, Samuel Delany, Ann Cvetkovich, Roxane Gay, Norman Denzin, Carolyn Ellis, Joan Scott, bell hooks, Maggie Nelson, and Ta-Nehisi Coates.
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Weekly writing assingments, substantial final paper.
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