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Contact Information

Program Director
Dr. Carol Reese
School of Architecture
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118
Email: creese1@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 314.2328


Steering Committee

Michele Adams (Sociology)
Regardt Ferreria (Social Work)
Yuki Kato (Urban Studies)
Patrick Rafail (Sociology)
Carol M. Reese (Urban Studies)
 Qingwen Xu (Social Work)

 


 

 

 

 


Courses

CCCC 6040: Introductory Data Analysis
This course provides basic training in quantitative and qualitative analysis. Participants will use statistical techniques and SPSS software to organize data, test empirical hypotheses, and evaluate evidence. Topics include measurement, tabular and graphic displays of data, central tendency, dispersion, normal distribution, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, cross-tabulations, chi-square, OLS regression, and content analysis of qualitative data.

CCCC 7010: CCC Pro-Seminar I
This pro-seminar is for first-year CCC students. The course will cover a wide range of topics central to the professional development of CCC students, including finding and working with an advisor/mentor, developing a research agenda, building skills related to time- and information-management, researching and applying for available jobs, constructing a curriculum vita, publishing research, making presentations, and writing an annotated bibliography. In addition, workshops on bibliographic software and reference databases will provide students with practical information about conducting literature reviews as the foundation for doing research. A CCC faculty member will visit the class each week to provide an expert's perspective on each topic.
[Previous Syllabus (PDF)]

CCCC 7100: CCC Theory I
First course in a two-semester graduate-level introduction to key theoretical issues, debates, figures, and works in the interconnected program core areas of city, culture, and community. The two-semesters are organized to elaborate, articulate, and promulgate the unique inter- and multi-disciplinary promise of the CCC program, by developing a more synthetic approach to theory. The first semester has a dual focus: a meta-theoretical framework on “thinking about theory”; and an exploration of key theoretical schools and perspectives.
[Previous Syllabus (PDF)]

CCCC 7150: CCC Theory II
Second course in a two-semester graduate-level introduction to key theoretical issues, debates, figures, and works in the interconnected program core areas of city, culture, and community. The two-semesters are organized to elaborate, articulate, and promulgate the unique inter- and multi-disciplinary promise of the CCC program, by developing a more synthetic approach to theory. The second semester is organized around the investigation of key constructs and concepts.
Prerequisite: CCCC 7100.

CCCC 7200: Research Design
This course focuses on the logic and processes of research design, with emphasis on the fit between substantive research questions and empirical evidence. Topics include epistemology, data collection techniques, measurement, sampling, and research ethics. Participants gain practical experience across multiple research stages and from a variety of methodological perspectives. Participants will also improve their technical writing skills, namely how to summarize, explain, and evaluate research concepts, principles, and procedures.
[Previous Syllabus (PDF)]

CCCC 7300: Quantitative Analysis
This course develops in-depth knowledge of multivariate data analysis. Topics include the logic of statistical inference and hypothesis testing, ANOVA (analysis of variance), ANCOVA, (analysis of covariance), MANOVA (multivariate analysis of variance), OLS (ordinary least squares) regression, logistic regression, and other advanced multivariate statistical procedures. Students will also become proficient in (1) the mechanics and interpretations of data analysis with SPSS software and (2) technical writing skills focused on summarizing, explaining, and interpreting quantitative information.
Prerequisite: CCCC 704, or permission of instructor.
[Previous Syllabus (PDF)]

CCCC 7350: Qualitative Analysis
This course develops in-depth knowledge of, and practical experience with, the collection and analysis of qualitative data. The participants will collect and analyze their own data using different research strategies. Participants will learn how to use qualitative computer software to organize and analyze narrative data, such as fieldnotes and transcribed interviews.

CCCC 7700: Teaching Seminar
This course is a professional development seminar in which participants will explore a variety of pedagogies and gain practical experience in the mechanics of teaching, such as organizing content, lecturing, leading discussions, promoting rapport, motivating students, and evaluating student performance and effectiveness of pedagogy. This course also seeks to enhance awareness of diversity in learning styles, social patterns in classroom interactions, and academic integrity in student-teacher relations. Participants will also improve their oral communication skills and understanding of audiences beyond the classroom, such as public speaking events.

CCCC 7750: Teaching Practicum
Teaching apprenticeship in collaboration with supervising faculty member.
Prerequisite: CCCC 770.

CCCC 7800: Research Practicum I
First semester research collaboration with supervising faculty member.

CCCC 7850: Research Practicum II
Second semester research collaboration with supervising faculty member.

CCCC 7950: CCC Pro-Seminar II

CCCC 7980: Independent Study

CCCC 9990: Dissertation Research



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