Critical Indigenous Studies: Research Methodologies and Methods

Winter
Winter 2021
Olympia
Native Pathways - Olympia
Evening
Evening
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
4
Credits per quarter

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writing, humanities, indigenous research methods

Aileen Moreton-Robinson states in the introductory essay of the anthology, Critical Indigenous Studies : “…critical indigenous studies is flourishing and transitioning into a discipline, a knowledge/power domain where distinct work is produced, taught, researched, and disseminated by Indigenous scholars.”

We will be using Indigenous content to expand our academic and creative writing through the writing process, as well as comparing and contrasting western content to gain multi-perspectives, in order to understand and use Indigenous and western research methodologies and methods in our academic work. This course will begin with an overview of the writing process and elements of close reading and academic writing then move into research methodologies and methods. This is an inclusive environment for any student wanting to strengthen their writing, critical thinking, and research skills.

Required technology to be successful:  computer or equivalent, internet connection, access to Canvas and Zoom. Synchronous (live on Canvas/zoom) hours for all core NPP programs are estimated at 7 hours and asynchronous hours are estimated at 5 hours per week.   Our approach will emphasize participation in synchronous sessions; however, if students find themselves unable to participate due to technology, caregiving obligations, economic disruption, health risk, or illness, they can work with the NPP Director and faculty to pursue alternate options to earn program credit.  

Native Pathways Program students register using CRN 20116. All other students use CRN 20117. 

4

Credits per quarter

Online learning:
  • Complete Online Learning - This offering delivers all of its instruction online.
Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
Evening

Scheduled for: Evening

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 6:00 pm
Remote/Online

Located in: Native Pathways - Olympia