ANTH 635: Regional Ethnography

ANTH 635-001: Regional Ethnography
(Fall 2021)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R

Peterson Hall 2408

Section Information for Fall 2021

This course focuses on East Asian Ethnography with the dual goal of teaching students to understand both “ethnography” and “East Asia.” For the former, students will learn how to read an ethnography by recognizing how anthropologists make arguments through ethnographic description. Through this ethnographic reading skill, students will learn how to link abstract anthropological theories with concrete daily life practices. In terms of the latter, students will engage with key ethnographic works of East Asian societies including China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. These ethnographic works provide a bottom-up and holistic perspective to understand East Asia within a global context. This graduate course is a reading intensive and discussion heavy course—we will read one book each week. This course is suitable for students who are interested in anthropological theory, ethnographic writing, qualitative research, and/or East Asian societies. 


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

In-depth study of peoples and cultures of a specific world region (Latin America, East Asia, the Pacific, or United States). Content may include cultures defined by diaspora, migration, and other global forces and processes. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
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: Seminar
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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