ANTH 650: Methods in Anthropology

ANTH 650-001: Ethnograp Meth/Rsrch Des
(Spring 2015)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R

Section Information for Spring 2015

This course is an introduction to ethnographic fieldwork methods and research design. Ethnography is the signature method used by anthropologists for researching issues in contemporary societies. It will be explored both as a fieldwork method and as a product of research. Through this course, you will become familiar with how to conduct ethnographic research and you will prepare for the research experience by discussing ethics, human subjects protection, the politics of representation and reflexivity, the importance of building rapport, and the use of technologies and visual analysis. We will read excerpts from the fieldwork accounts and from ethnographies of anthropologists across specialties, but you will also learn by doing in this course and will be conducting observations, interviews, and other types of data collection methods.

This course welcomes students of anthropology as well as other disciplines. Please feel free to contact the instructor if you have any questions.  

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Reviews and examines major research methods commonly employed in cultural anthropological field study, with emphasis on ethnographic research design and the use of standard ethnographic techniques. Includes practice in designing ethnographic research project and using ethnographic methods and techniques in a field setting. Equivalent to ANTH 586.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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