ANTH518 - ANTHRO & PRAXIS: TRANSFORMING SOCIAL LIFE

This course is designed to help prepare students for field research by studying several research methods, practicing data gathering techniques central to anthropological research, relating methodology to a sense of problem, and reading on the historical development of anthropological field work. Research methods and techniques will be studied through practice, readings, computer programming, discussion, and lecture. Research methods include but are not limited to ethnography, case study method, comparative methods, and cognitive anthropology. The techniques practiced are participant observation, several types of interviewing, developing and administering questionnaires, collecting census material, using electronic data bases, and basic training in ANTHROPAC (a software package for cognitive anthropology). Students will select their own research topic for the term in consultation with the professor and will practice the various data gathering techniques within the context of their own research questions. Graduate students are encouraged to select topics related to their dissertation or thesis topics/populations. Discussion and sharing of experience form a major part of the class. Advanced undergraduates are welcome.
Section 401 - SEM
W 0200PM-0500PM
SUESS, GRETCHEN E. L.
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 419