ANTH 396: Issues in Anthropology: Social Sciences

ANTH 396-002: Ethnographic Writing
(Fall 2022)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M

Horizon Hall 4001

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Section Information for Fall 2022

Do you like to write? This is a heavy reading and writing, mixed grad and undergrad course for students who want to create a portfolio of ethnographic writing over the course of the semester. This course will enable you to see (or perhaps taste) the “secret sauce” of how ethnographies are made, by analyzing classic and contemporary works, and by learning to write ethnographically yourself. You will learn how anthropologists draw on a range of data and sources to write ethnographies as well as issues of voice, narration, form, and style – the craft of ethnography. This is a learn by doing course, and by the end of it you will be able to apply a multisensorial awareness in your own writing about people, places, and things. Note that this course meets once a week, and in order to do well in it, you can’t miss more than one course meeting during the semester. This course satisfies the Mason Core Requirement for Social and Behavioral Sciences. Cross listed with ANTH 560-001.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Topic of contemporary interest in anthropology, focusing on social science topics of interest. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies, Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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