Doing Ethnography

Provides a foundation for understanding and doing ethnographic, contextually based research. Students execute hands-on projects grounded in participant observation and such complements as interviewing, questionnaires and surveys, archival work and projective methodological techniques; final results vary from ethnographic texts or films to exhibits or applied recommendations. Addresses such ethnographic fundamentals as: intellectual history; disciplinary contexts; epistemological validity and reliability; ethics and Institutional Review Boards; using ethnography for cross-cultural comparison; qualitative data analysis and software. Students learn varied forms of ethnographic inquiry such as exploratory, experimental, critical, historical and action/applied. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. Meets the Critical Learning: AIM requirement. Meets the Critical Learning: CP requirement. Meets the Critical Learning: SHB requirement.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: AIM, Critical Learning: CP, Critical Learning: SHB, Critical Perspectives: G

1 unit — Schwartz


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2023 Block 8 Doing Ethnography Sarah Hautzinger Barnes Science Center 403 16 / 1 06/04/2023
Spring 2024 Block 8 Doing Ethnography Steven Schwartz TBA 25 / 25 06/04/2023
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