A variety of courses offer students training in ethnography, oral history, participant observation, interviewing, and content analysis. Many are workshop courses that engage students in fieldwork and the responsible collection and analysis of social, cultural, and historical materials.
See the Course Catalog on the Dickinson College Registrar website for detailed descriptions of methodology and field research courses in the following departments:
American Studies 302 Workshop in Field Methods
Anthropology 240 Qualitative Research Methods
History 204 Historical Methods (sometimes Oral History)
Sociology 240 Qualitative Research Methods
313 Often Advanced Qualitative Fieldwork (Venezuela, Argentina)
See also the American Mosaics and Global mosaics, intensive semester programs designed around fieldwork and immersion in local and global communities.