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SS-430 Methods Of Cultural Analysis

3 Credits

Provides a grounding in some of the basic skills of the analysis of culture: archeological, ethnographic, experimental, historiographical, survey, discursive and visually analytical. The concrete objects of study, the data, and the examples for class exercises are drawn from specific design, media, arts, communications, and popular culture sources. Students gain familiarity with computer applications of data analysis and use of video for data collection, as well as sensitivity to the conceptual issues raised in translating information between pictures, words, and numbers.