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Title: Ethnographer's Craft
Description: Designed for beginning sociocultural anthro majors, this course provides an introduction to “doing” anthropology through the study and practice of fieldwork. It alternates reading-focused lecture/discussions with workshops organized around discussion of students' hands-on fieldwork (guided exercises, student projects). Its key aim is to familiarize students with anthropological participant observation, with which they are likely to have difficulty because its open-ended character is so different from the hypothesis-driven styles of research they assimilate in other pre-college and college work. The background assumptions of participant observation are taught by contrast with interviewing. Heavy emphasis is paid to writing (fieldnotes and ethnography); and to developing student understanding of key ideas, like intersubjectivity, reflexivity, evidence, and interpretation. [Hildred Geertz, who introduced methods teaching in our department years ago, invented the course title.]
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Name: Rena Lederman
Online Course: No
Affiliation: Princeton University (Anthropology Dept.)
Field: Cultural
Material Type: Syllabus
Course Level: Intermediate
Student Type: Undergraduate
Class Size: 20-50

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