Advanced Research Methods in Transcultural German Studies

Intended for advanced MA and PhD students in their last year of coursework (third-semester for MA students, fifth-semester for PhD students), this student- and project-centered seminar helps students bring their previous research projects to a new level of excellence. Students arrive to the seminar with a recently completed German Studies project (whether literary/cultural, applied linguistic, or both), which they wish to turn into a 'publishable' piece of research. This can be a pedagogical lesson-study, a research article, a multi-modal work, or a mixed-methods project. By mid-way in the semester, students will have brought this project to fruition in writing and by way of an oral presentation, so that the remainder of the semester can focus on cultivating advanced competence in interdisciplinary research methods in German Studies, with equal attention afforded to literary/cultural and applied linguistic/pedagogical approaches.

Class Number: 

GER 516

Grading: 

Regular grades are awarded for this course: A, B, C, D, E.

May Be Repeated: 

Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 unit(s) or 2 completion(s).

Units: 

3

Level: 

Graduate