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ANTHROPOLOGY

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AT 3023 / AT 3523
ETHNOGRAPHY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr N Wachowich

Pre-requisite(s): Open to Honours students in Level 3 of the programme.

Note(s): This course will be available in the first half-session of 2012/13 as AT 3523.

The course will familiarise students with a range of different ethnographic genres, such as: realist, critical, experimental, phenomenological, and historical. Through careful attention to the range and scope of ethnographic reading and writing, the course will address the ways in which anthropologists, both historically and in the present-day, have chosen to conduct fieldwork, establish ethnographic authority, and present cultural realities. We explore how, as they are read, ethnographies are able to stimulate comparative theoretical thinking. As the course proceeds, anthropology emerges as both a science and an art form.

1 one-hour lecture 1 one-hour tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment:
Essay 1 (25%), 1,500 words,
Essay 2, book review assignment, (25%), 800-1,000 words,
Essay 3, (40%) 2,000 words,
5 short ethnographic descriptions (10%), 300 words each

Resit: Essay 1 (25%), 1,500 words,
Essay 2, book review assignment, (25%), 800-1,000 words,
Essay 3, (50%) 2,000 words.