Spring 2019 Graduate Courses

Comparative Studies 5189S Field School

M 2:15-5:00PM | Denney Hall 245 | Cassie Patterson

Introduction to ethnographic field methods (participant-observation, writing field notes, photography, interviewing), archiving, and public humanities. An introduction to fieldwork is followed by a field experience (where students will reside together in local housing) followed by accessioning, exhibition planning, and reflection. 

Comparative Studies 6391 Approaches to Comparative Cultural Studies II

W 2:15-5:00PM | Hagerty Hall 451 | Franco Barchiesi

Continuation of 6390.  Discussion of theoretical tools, methods of investigation, and key concepts integral to research in comparative studies.  Not open to students with credit for 711.

Comparative Studies 6750.02 Introduction to Graduate Study in Folklore II: Fieldwork and Ethnography of Communication

 Tu 1:50-4:50PM | Denney Hall 213 | Gabriella Modan

Introduction to fieldwork and ethnographic writing in the humanities - interviewing, participant observation, and research ethics. Focus on the ethnography of communication and community representations.
Not open to students with credit for 770.02 or English 6751.02 (770.02). Cross-listed in English 6751.02.

Comparative Studies 7380 Theorizing America

 Tu 1:50-4:50PM | Hagerty Hall 451 | Gabriella Modan

Interdisciplinary study of culture, identity, and representation in the U.S.  Not open to students with credit for 715.

Comparative Studies 8843 Seminar in Technology and Culture

 Tu 2:20-5:05PM | Hagerty Hall 451 | Noah Tamarkin

Explores relationships between science and technology and other areas, including politics, gender and sexuality, popular culture; topic varies.  Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs.

Comparative Studies 8890 Colloquia, Workshops, & Departmental Seminars

 Tu 12:00-2:00PM | Hagerty 451 | Miranda Martinez

Departmental workshop, colloquium, or seminar.  Topics vary.  Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 9 completions. This course is graded S/U.