Units of Study
ANTH2631 - Being There: Method in Anthropology
Semester 2, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Linda Connor
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%), 1x3000wd fieldwork-based project (60%), and tutorial participation (10%)
readings will be available at the University Copy Centre
1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr tutorial/week
12 Junior credit points from Anthropology plus 12 Senior credit points from Anthropology
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