Units of Study

ANTH2631 - Being There: Method in Anthropology

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Yasmine Musharbash


Anthropology's distinctive method, termed ethnography, is grounded in long term participation in the cultural contexts that anthropologists describe and analyse. This unit explores the disciplined but open nature of anthropological research and the radically contextual modes of interpretation that are embedded in the lives of its subjects. Issues include: the history of the method; the diverse situations in which anthropologists practice; the way that fieldwork experience shapes the method. Students will devise and report on their own project.


1x1500wd essay (30%) and 1x3000wd fieldwork-based project (60%) and tutorial participation (10%)


readings will be available at the University Copy Centre


1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points from Anthropology

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