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ERIC Number: EJ1101116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-4760
Co-­Teaching Social Research Methods in a Joint Sociology/Anthropology Department
Manthei, Jennifer; Isler, Jonathan
Issues in Integrative Studies, n29 p40-66 2011
In the course of developing and co-­teaching Social Research Methods (SRM), an interdisciplinary, upper-­division undergraduate course at the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS), the authors discovered that this type of partnership is ripe ground for exploring integration of anthropology and sociology on epistemological and methodological levels. Their attempt to make disciplinarity and the process of interdisciplinary integration transparent to students has transformed the course, student experience in the joint major, departmental goals, and the authors' own scholarship. This paper describes challenges in the development of the course and provides disciplinary "toolkits" from sociology and anthropology, which are illustrated through a semester-­long, hands-­on project involving a campus racial climate survey.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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