AAS 417 - Studying African Americans: An Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
AAS 111 or AAS 201.
May not be repeated for credit.
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What meanings do viewers bring to, and take away from, the television series The Wire? How do media consumers make sense of the Oscar performances of Hattie McDaniel, Whoopi Goldberg, Halle Berry, Jennifer Hudson, Mo’Nique, or Octavia Spencer? What is the relationship between media and its audiences? What makes Tyler Perry so popular?

This writing-intensive seminar provides an introduction to qualitative research. Emphasis is placed on participant observation, in-depth interviewing, autoethnography, and focus group research methods as a means to study African American communities and/or individuals, and their relationships to media.

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Class Format:

Writing-intensive seminar

AAS 417 - Studying African Americans: An Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
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001 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9780472111039
Bad boys : public schools in the making of Black masculinity, Author: Ferguson, Ann Arnett, 1940-, Publisher: University of Michigan Press 2000
ISBN: 9781412974738
Qualitative communication research methods, Author: Thomas R. Lindlof, Bryan C. Taylor., Publisher: SAGE 3rd ed.
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