DOING ANTHROPOLOGY: ETHNOGRAPHIC METHODS

ANT3MQA

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Doing Anthropology introduces students to the practice of Ethnography. Ethnography is qualitative social research, of relatively small scale, usually focused on a single setting or group. Data are collected through a range of techniques employed in fieldwork, but the emphasis is on participant observation and informal interviewing. Through class discussions and practical experience, students become familiar with these techniques.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRaymond Madden

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year anthropology subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ANT2MQA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject at third year level for anthropology major.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBeing EthnographicRecommendedMadden, R 2010SAGE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply an anthropological perspective to local and global issues

Activities:
Use original research to apply an anthropological perspective to global issues
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

02. Apply ethical and cultural awareness to issues in Anthropology

Activities:
Analyse key ethical and cultural issues in anthropological methodology
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

03. Evaluate diverse positions/arguments regarding a relevant topic in Anthropology

Activities:
Evaluate anthropological methods and theories in practice
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Present a brief and persuasive argument in Anthropology

Activities:
Present a research pitch and and subsequent analysis of your research findings to research participants and fellow workshop members
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)

05. Present a sustained complex written argument in Anthropology

Activities:
Produce an original piece of ethnographic writing
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Writing (Writing)

06. Produce an original, well researched response to a relevant topic in Anthropology

Activities:
Apply ethnographic methods to an individual research question
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Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

07. Summarise research and arguments on a relevant topic in Anthropology

Activities:
Summarise research and arguments about anthropological methods
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

08. Work effectively in groups as a group member and/or leader

Activities:
Lead research project in small social groups; problem solve research issues with fellow workshop members
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaymond Madden

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word research proposal30 02, 03, 04, 07
one 3,000-word ethnographic paper70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08