Units of Study

ANTH2631 - Being There: Method in Anthropology

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Linda Connor

Description

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.

Assessments

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

Textbooks

readings will be available at the University Copy Centre

Classes

1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points from Anthropology plus 12 Senior credit points from Anthropology

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