EHE Qual Courses

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The three departments in the College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) offer an array of qualitative and mixed-methods courses taught by world-renowned and knowledgeable faculty to support students in strengthening their research skills. The offering of these courses reflects the feedback collected through the EHE Qualitative Curriculum Survey in 2020.

View this document for the most recent list of qualitative courses, including what courses you can count on each semester/year. It includes some courses beyond the EHE, but EHE students are encouraged to take qualitative courses within their home departments unless discussed with advisors. Please note, this is not a comprehensive list, as there are changes regularly. For the most up to date information, please see BuckeyeLink with the latest Course Catalogue.

“Graduate students at one of the 14 Big Ten Universities or the University of Chicago can enroll in EHE’s qualitative courses through the Big Ten Academic Alliance Couseshare Program. Please contact the program for more details regarding the course enrollment.

Below is a list of qualitative and mixed-methods courses offered by EHE in the Academic Year 2023-2024. You can also view them by department (Department of Educational Studies, Department of Human Sciences, Department of Teaching and Learning), as well as the qualitative research faculty in each department.

Fall 2024

Qualitative Courses in the Department of Educational Studies

  • ESQUAL/ESHESA 7256 Qualitative Research in Higher Education Settings, Dr. Penny A. Pasque
  • ESQUAL 8280 (2 sections) Qualitative Research in Education: Paradigms, Theories, and Exemplars, Dr. Jan Nespor
  • ESQUAL 8285 Qualitative Data Analysis Methods and Applications, Dr. Antoinette Errante
  • ESQUAL 8285 Intersectionality in Educational Research, Dr. Venus Evans-Winters

Summer 2024

Qualitative Courses in the Department of Educational Studies

  • EDAH 6269 Digital Tools in Qualitative Research, Dr. Rhodesia McMillian

General Research Course in EHE

  • ESQREM 6625 Introduction to Educational Research

Spring 2024

Qualitative Courses in the Department of Educational Studies

  • ESQUAL 7230 Qualitative Research for Educators, Dr. Jan Nespor
  • ESQUAL/ESPHE 7240 Life History and Interview Methods, Dr. Antoinette Errante
  • ESQUAL/ESEPOL 8286 Critical Qualitative Approaches to Policy and Race in Education, Dr. Rhodesia McMillian
  • ESQUAL 8290 Qualitative Research in Education: Methods and Analysis, Dr. Jan Nespor
  • ESQUAL/ESQREM 8895 Mixed Methods in Educational Research, Dr. Noemi Linares-Ramirez
    • This is a new course developed in collaboration between ESQUAL and ESQREM due to student demand. Note that it is listed as “Seminars: Qualitative Research in Education” and “Seminars: Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Measurement,” respectively. The course title is reflected under “Topic.”

Qualitative Courses in the Department of Teaching and Learning

  • EDUTL 6301 Exploring Language and Learning in Classrooms, Dr. Melissa Wilson
  • EDUTL 7432 The Ethnography of Literacy and Language II, Dr. Mollie Blackburn
  • EDUTL 8002 Discourse Analysis and Educational Research II, Dr. Michiko Hikida

General Research Courses in EHE

  • ESQREM 6625 Introduction to Educational Research (2 sessions), Dr. Tuba Gezer & Dr. Tracey Stuckey

Fall 2023

Qualitative Courses in the Department of Educational Studies

  • ESQUAL/ESHESA 7256 Qualitative Research in Higher Education Settings, Dr. Penny A. Pasque
  • ESQUAL 8280 (2 sections) Qualitative Research in Education: Paradigms, Theories, and Exemplars, Dr. Jan Nespor
  • ESQUAL/EDUCST 8285 Qualitative Data Analysis Methods and Applications, Dr. Antoinette Errante
  • ESQUAL 8287 Narrative Inquiry in Educational Studies, Dr. Venus Evans-Winters

Qualitative Courses in the Department of Teaching and Learning

  • EDUTL 7014 Epistemologies and Theories in Multi-cultural and Equity Studies in Education, Dr. Nino Abdi
  • EDUTL 7431 The Ethnography of Literacy and Language I, Dr. Mollie Blackburn
  • EDUTL 8001 Discourse Analysis and Educational Research I, Dr. Michiko Hikida

General Research Courses in EHE

  • ESQREM 6625 (2 sections) Introduction to Educational Research, Dr. Tracey Stuckey
  • EDUTL 7010 Diverse Approaches to Research on Teaching and Learning, Dr. Mindi Rhoades
  • EDUTL 8751 Survey and Critical Analysis of Research in InSTEAM Education, Dr. Theodore Chao