What do Blacks think about the HBO series “The Wire?” What insights can Blacks provide about the AfroPunkmovement? Why is the barbershop so central to Black communication?
If you are interested in learning how to conduct research interviews to get answers to these kinds of questions, “Studying African Americans” is the course for you.
This seminar will provide you with an introduction to qualitative research methods such as individual interviewing, focus groups, and autoethnography. You will experiment with writing styles, to include the scholarly and the poetic, as a way to present your research.
At the end of this course, you will have a research paper that can be used as a writing sample for graduate school applications, and/or as a conference paper, or can inform an Honor’s project.