This course introduces students to recent critiques of Western research methodologies, especially as regards indigenous peoples. We consider how imperialism has shaped research and research methodologies and the implications of this for social policy. Our primary focus will be on exploring the nature, significance and value of indigenous-centred research methodologies. Students will have the opportunity to select and evaluate a research project that makes some attempt to structure itself in a culturally-informed and appropriate manner.

3 lecture hours per week, one term

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 68:375 in the BU Course Transfer Database.