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      Education   •   Human Biology   •   Management Economics   •   Political Science   •   Anthropology   •  

Graduate Courses
      Communication   •   Education   •   Health and Research Policy   •   Management Economics   •   Political Science   •   Sociology   •   Anthropology   •  

Undergraduate Courses

Number Name Instructor, Quarter, and Description
Education
EDUC 151 Introduction to Qualitative Methods for the School of Education Jennifer Lynn Wolf [ email ] Winter 2008-2009 Primarily for master\'s students. Issues, ideas, and methods. Software Package: none
Human Biology
HUMBIO 82a HUMBIO 82A. Qualitative Research Methodology Jennifer Lynn Wolf [ email ] Winter 2008-2009 Goal is to develop knowledge and skills for designing and conducting qualitative research studies including purposes, conceptual contexts, research questions, methods, validity issues, and interactions among these facets. Each student designs a qualitative research study. Software Package: none
HUMBIO 82b HUMBIO 82B. Advanced Data Analysis in Qualitative Research Jennifer Lynn Wolf [ email ] Autumn 2008-2009 For students writing up their own qualitative research. Students prepare a complete draft presenting their own qualitative research study including results, with reports drafted section by section, week by week. Class provides feedback, guidance, support. Software Package: none
HUMBIO 82A Qualitative Research Methodology Jennifer Lynn Wolf [ email ] Winter 2011-2012 Goal is to develop knowledge and skills for designing and conducting qualitative research studies including purposes, conceptual contexts, research questions, methods, validity issues, and interactions among these facets. Each student designs a qualitative research study. Software Package:
HUMBIO 82B Advanced Data Analysis in Qualitative Research Jennifer Lynn Wolf [ email ] Autumn 2011-2012 For students writing up their own qualitative research. Students prepare a complete draft presenting their own qualitative research study including results, with reports drafted section by section, week by week. Class provides feedback, guidance, support. Software Package:
Management Economics
ME 294 ME 294. Medical Device Design Staff Autumn 2008-2009 In collaboration with the School of Medicine. Introduction to medical device design for undergraduate and graduate engineering students. Design and prototyping. Labs; medical device environments may include hands-on device testing; and field trips to operating rooms and local device companies. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: 203. Software Package:
Political Science
POLISCI 351B POLISCI 351B. Economic Analysis of Political Institutions Ken Shotts [ email ] Spring 2008-2009 (Same as POLECON 681.) Applying techniques such as information economics, games of incomplete information, sequential bargaining theory, repeated games, and rational expectations of microeconomic analysis and game theory to political behavior and institutions. Applicatoins include agenda formation in legislatures, government formation in parliamentary systems, the implications of legislative structure, elections and information aggregation, lobbying, electoral competition and interest groups, the control of bureaucracies, interest group competition, and collective choice rules. Software Package:
Anthropology
ANTHSCI 93b ANTHRO 93B. Prefield Research Seminar: Non-Majors Staff Spring 2008-2009 Preparation for anthropological field research in other societies and the U.S. Data collection techniques include participant observation, interviewing, surveys, sampling procedures, life histories, ethnohistory, and the use of documentary materials. Strategies for successful entry into the community, research ethics, interpersonal dynamics, and the reflexive aspects of fieldwork. Software Package: none
ANTHSCI 92 ANTHRO 92. Undergraduate Research Proposal Writing Workshop Yoon-Jung Lee [ email ] Winter 2008-2009 Practicum. Students develop independent research projects and write research proposals. How to formulate a research question; how to integrate theory and field site; and step-by-step proposal writing. Software Package: none
ANTHSCI 94 ANTHRO 94. Postfield Research Seminar Tania Ahmad [ email ] Autumn 2008-2009 Goal is to produce an ethnographic report based on original field research gathered during summer fieldwork, emphasizing writing and revising as steps in analysis and composition. Students critique classmates\' work and revise their own writing in light of others\' comments. Ethical issues in fieldwork and ethnographic writing, setting research write-up concerns within broader contexts. Software Package: none
ANTHSCI 175 ANTHRO 175. Human Osteology David DeGusta [ email ] Winter 2008-2009 (Same as ANTHRO 275, HUMBIO 180.) The human skeleton. Focus is on identification of fragmentary human skeletal remains. Analytical methods include forensic techniques, archaeological analysis, paleopathology, and age/sex estimation. Students work independently in the laboratory with the skeletal collection. GER: DB-NatSci Software Package:
ANTHSCI 143 Ethnoarchaeology Douglas Bird [ email ] Autumn 2007-2008 The study of relationships between observable human behavior and material consequences. How ethnographic observation serves the primary goal of archaeology: to describe variability in past human behavior. The role of ethnoarchaeology in the history of anthropological inquiry, ethnoarchaeological studies of the use of space and subsistence, and future directions. Software Package:
ANTHSCI 155/25 Virtual Communities: Online Technologies and Ethnographic Practice Claudia Engel [ email ] Autumn 2007-2008 Theoretical and practical approaches to ethnographic projects involving online technologies. Focus is on virtual communities. The methodological implications of online ethnographic research: researcher roles, the notion of identities, human subject issues, distributed collaboration, and alternative representations. Conceptual implications such as interpreting online technologies as virtual environments for human interaction versus a cultural artifact, and the nature of the Internet as setting and technology for ethnography. GER:DB-SocSci Software Package:
ANTHSCI 133B ANTHRO 175B. Advanced Human Osteology David DeGusta [ email ] Spring 2008-2009 (Same as ANTHRO 275B.) Skeletal analytical methods such as paleopathology, taphonomy, osteometry, and functional and evolutionary morphology. Strategies for osteological research. Students conduct independent projects in their area of interest. GER: DB-NatSci Software Package:

Graduate or Cross Listed Courses

Number Name Instructor, Quarter, and Description
Communication
COMM 314 Doctoral Research Methods II B Theodore Glasser [ email ] Winter 2011-2012 Part of the doctoral research methods sequence. Focus is on the logic of qualitative research methods and modes of inquiry relevant to the study of communication and meaning. Prerequisite: Communication Ph.D. student, or consent of instructor. Software Package:
Education
EDUC 200B Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods Denise Pope [ email ] Autumn 2011-2012 (Formerly EDUC 151.) Primarily for master\'s students: An introduction to the core concepts and methods of qualitative research. Through a variety of hands-on learning activities, readings, field experiences, class lectures, and discussions, students will explore the processes and products of qualitative inquiry. Software Package:
Health and Research Policy
HRP 208 HRP 208. Introduction to Concepts and Methods in Health Services and Policy Research II Corinna Haberland [ email ] Winter 2008-2009 Primarily for medical students in the Health Services and Policy Research scholarly concentration; continuation of 207. Topics include health economics, statistics, decision analysis, study design, quality measurement, cost benefit and effectiveness analysis, and evidence based guidelines. Recommended: 207. Software Package:
HRP 392 HRP 392. Analysis of Costs, Risks, and Benefits of Health Care Alan Garber [ email ] Autumn 2008-2009 (Same as BIOMEDIN 432, MGTECON 332.) For graduate students. The principal evaluative techniques for health care, including utility assessment, cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-benefit analysis, and decision analysis. Emphasis is on the practical application of these techniques. Group project presented at end of quarter. Guest lectures by experts from the medical school, pharmaceutical industry, health care plans, and government. Software Package:
HRP 207 HRP 207. Introduction to Concepts and Methods in Health Services and Policy Research I Corinna Haberland [ email ] Autumn 2008-2009 Primarily for medical students in the Health Services and Policy Research scholarly concentration. Topics include health economics, statistics, decision analysis, study design, quality measurement, cost benefit and effectiveness analysis, and evidence based guidelines. Software Package:
Management Economics
ME 294 ME 294. Medical Device Design Staff Autumn 2008-2009 In collaboration with the School of Medicine. Introduction to medical device design for undergraduate and graduate engineering students. Design and prototyping. Labs; medical device environments may include hands-on device testing; and field trips to operating rooms and local device companies. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: 203. Software Package:
Political Science
POLISCI 351B POLISCI 351B. Economic Analysis of Political Institutions Ken Shotts [ email ] Spring 2008-2009 (Same as POLECON 681.) Applying techniques such as information economics, games of incomplete information, sequential bargaining theory, repeated games, and rational expectations of microeconomic analysis and game theory to political behavior and institutions. Applicatoins include agenda formation in legislatures, government formation in parliamentary systems, the implications of legislative structure, elections and information aggregation, lobbying, electoral competition and interest groups, the control of bureaucracies, interest group competition, and collective choice rules. Software Package:
POLISCI 442 Qualitative and Field Methods

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Jeremy Weinstein [ email ] Spring 2007-2008 Qualitative methods for data gathering and analysis in political science. Theoretical literature on research design; challenges associated with analysis; techniques for fieldwork. Topics include case selection levels of analysis process tracing ethical concerns in the field participant observation interviewing archival research survey design and field experiments. Prerequisites: 440A B C. Software Package: none
Sociology
SOC 380 Qualitative Methods Tomas Jimenez Spring 2011-2012 Priority to Sociology doctoral students. Emphasis is on observational and interview-based research. Limited enrollment. Software Package:
Anthropology
ANTHSCI 175 ANTHRO 175. Human Osteology David DeGusta [ email ] Winter 2008-2009 (Same as ANTHRO 275, HUMBIO 180.) The human skeleton. Focus is on identification of fragmentary human skeletal remains. Analytical methods include forensic techniques, archaeological analysis, paleopathology, and age/sex estimation. Students work independently in the laboratory with the skeletal collection. GER: DB-NatSci Software Package:
ANTHSCI 143 Ethnoarchaeology Douglas Bird [ email ] Autumn 2007-2008 The study of relationships between observable human behavior and material consequences. How ethnographic observation serves the primary goal of archaeology: to describe variability in past human behavior. The role of ethnoarchaeology in the history of anthropological inquiry, ethnoarchaeological studies of the use of space and subsistence, and future directions. Software Package:
ANTHSCI 155/25 Virtual Communities: Online Technologies and Ethnographic Practice Claudia Engel [ email ] Autumn 2007-2008 Theoretical and practical approaches to ethnographic projects involving online technologies. Focus is on virtual communities. The methodological implications of online ethnographic research: researcher roles, the notion of identities, human subject issues, distributed collaboration, and alternative representations. Conceptual implications such as interpreting online technologies as virtual environments for human interaction versus a cultural artifact, and the nature of the Internet as setting and technology for ethnography. GER:DB-SocSci Software Package:
ANTHSCI 133B ANTHRO 175B. Advanced Human Osteology David DeGusta [ email ] Spring 2008-2009 (Same as ANTHRO 275B.) Skeletal analytical methods such as paleopathology, taphonomy, osteometry, and functional and evolutionary morphology. Strategies for osteological research. Students conduct independent projects in their area of interest. GER: DB-NatSci Software Package:
ANTHSCI 352 Foucault: The Question of Method James Ferguson [ email ] Not Given 2007-2008 Foucault as methodological exemplar for historical and social research. Emphasis is on his historical studies of clinical medicine, prisons, and sexuality, and on applying his methods to empirical studies of topics such as colonialism, race, and liberal governmental rationality. Software Package: none
ANTHSCI 306 ANTHRO 306. Anthropological Research Methods Tanya Luhrmann [ email ] Spring 2008-2009 Required of CASA Ph.D. students; open to all graduate students. Research methods and modes of evidence building in ethnographic research. Enrollment limited to 10. Software Package: none

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