Course Details
ANTH 211 A   Investigating Contemp Cultures Back to Results  

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EnrollmentGeneral1819-10
Total1819-10

InstructorBigenho, Michelle L.
MeetsMW245-400, ALUMNI 209
RestrictionsNo 2018
Notes2018 require instructor's signature
DistributionSocial Relations,Inst.& Agents
Core AreaNone
FormerlySOAN 211

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Introduces students to the research methods that anthropologists use to study human beings in all their complexity: the range of qualitative, in-depth, and participatory techniques that comprise ethnography. Through a series of hands-on active research projects, students will learn how to investigate the complex social world we live in, and analyze what they find. The course covers the research process from asking compelling questions, to collecting qualitative data and critically analyzing it, to choosing how to present it. The course also addresses the ethical implications and responsibilities that accompany learning about human beings by interacting with them, and then representing them to others. The readings, lectures, and discussions will explore how anthropological knowledge is generated and anthropology's relationship to political-economic power, historical experience, and personal identity. Students will also gain valuable research methods skills for career choices.