An introduction to research methods in the Humanities focusing on quantification, the use of routinely generated records, forensic analysis, and data collection and analysis. Critique of these methods. The course focuses on multiculturalism and ethnicity in Toronto. Students will reconstruct the life of immigrant, religious, and occupational groups in the city by use of municipal assessment records, the censuses of 1901 and 1911, church records, newspapers, maps, city directories, and online databases.
Students must be registered in major or specialist programs in SMC/SLA/FRE/GER/ITA.