Being There: Method in Anthropology (ANTH2631)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1x, 1500wd Essay (30%), 1x3000wd fieldwork-based project (60%), Tutorial participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

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

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Non-award/non-degree study

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Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.