THE courses in this category would explicitly introduce students to concepts, frameworks of analysis, or paradigms that are or have been important in the discovery or creation of knowledge. With what concepts and methodologies do scholars approach their objects of study? Through what techniques do they evaluate different possible approaches? How do they decide what counts as good, true, right and good? "Methods, analysis, and inquiry" here should be construed as broadly as possible to include the theories, assumptions, and concepts that make inquiry within any particular discipline possible and productive. Courses in this category might, for example, compare competing hermeneutical traditions, or study competing epistemologies, or analyze the history of scientific inquiry, or examine various theories of design.

Students will be required to take a total of 6 courses in the following four categories. One course must be taken in each of the categories. The remaining two courses may be taken in any one of these categories.


Approaches to the Past

Encounters with Texts and the Arts

Interpreting Human Behavior

Methods, Analysis, and Inquiry


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