Course GEDU 715 | Every fall semester.
Course GEDU 708 | Research Methods in Education
General Education course descriptions in the USF General Catalog online.
Objectives or Outcomes:
- Identify various schools of thought in social anthropology
- Know research sites and research issues of two selected major anthropologists
- Understand the difference between the various approaches to the study of anthropology
- Describe theoretically and use a critical hermeneutic anthropological research approach in a field project
- Nature of text and its relevance for critical hermeneutic research
- Overview of functionalist, structuralist and interpretive research traditions
- What is culture?
- Ruth Benedict's philosophy and research
- How does ethnography work?
- Hermeneutic inquiry, the idea of a text in research and moral imperatives
- How to collect and analyze data
Criteria for Evaluation:
Each student is evaluated on class presentations, the intellectual depth of the journal articles abstracts, final field project, written and oral presentation, and a final written research paper.
Possible Course Textbooks:
Geertz, C. (1973). Interpretation of cultures. New York: Basic Books.
Hahn, L. (1995). The philosophy of Paul Ricoeur. Section D. From Text to Action. Chicago: Open Court Press.
Ricoeur, P. (1991). What is text? Explanation and understanding. In Mario J. Valdes (Ed.), A Ricoeur reader/reflections and imagination. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.