This course provides an overview, critique, and applied approach to qualitative inquiry. Questions of epistemology and ontology will be taken up. Students will engage with multiple ways to collect and analyze data in qualitative traditions such as institutional and critical ethnography, historical research methods, textual/discourse analysis, and action research. Methods such as interviews, focus groups, visual methods and content analysis will be studied. Students will be challenged to develop their own areas of research and will be supported in using qualitative methods in their work. cr 3.