Seminar in Criticism and Theory: Indigenous Research Methodologies (online)

Indigenous Research Methodologies
ENGL 8060
Jaquetta Shade-Johnson
Course Description

Research has been a powerful tool of colonization. This course seeks to explore traditional and new qualitative research methodologies that are robust, ethical and culturally-informed to study Indigenous peoples and Indigenous-related issues. In developing an understanding of relevant research paradigms and methodologies, students will gain knowledge of the links between research methodology and Indigenous ways of knowing. A student who successfully completes this course will have the opportunity to: acquire knowledge of Indigenous research methods and ethics and apply it to the development of their own research; acquire skills in research proposal writing and analyzing published scholarship through an Indigenous research paradigm. 

For the purpose of the PhD requirements for Creative Writing students, this course is approved as a seminar “whose content includes in-depth analysis of literary texts.”