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Fall 2017-2018
EAS 300   na, npdf

Junior Seminar

Franz K. Prichard

This seminar teaches the research and writing skills needed to produce a thesis as an East Asian studies major. Through mini-projects and guest lectures, the class introduces the various disciplines and methodologies used to study East Asia, including history, anthropology, political science, history, literature, and media studies. In addition, the class teaches techniques of research and writing: how to formulate a research question, find and use appropriate sources, write a research proposal, craft a compelling introduction and convincing conclusion.

Sample reading list:
Wayne Booth, Gregory Colomb, Joseph Williams, The Craft of Research
Stephen Pyne, Voice and Vision: A Guide to Writing History
Joseph Williams, Style: Toward Clarity and Grace
Bonnie Brennen, Qualitative Research Methods for Media Studies
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
One midterm paper: 5 pages. One final essay: 5 pages. Weekly reading and writing assignments.

Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 15%
Paper in lieu of Final - 15%
Term Paper(s) - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators
Open to EAS Concentrators Only.

Other information:
Course offered in conjunction with junior paper.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22281 S01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm M F   Frist Campus Center   240   Enrolled:2 Limit:14