Units of Study

ANTH2631 - Being There: Method in Anthropology

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Linda Connor


Anthropology's distinctive method, termed ethnography, requires the researcher's involvement as a 'participant observer' with the group of people being studied. This unit takes a practical approach to the study of ethnography, developing students' understanding of the foundational role of field research in the creation of new knowledge in the discipline. Topics covered include: history of the method; diversity of research topics and settings; research ethics, design, techniques, and analysis. Students will devise and report on their own project.


1500wd essay (30%) and 3000wd fieldwork-based project (60%) and tutorial participation (10%)


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


12 Junior credit points from Anthropology and 6 Senior credit points from Anthropology


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