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AT3523: ETHNOGRAPHY (2014-2015)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27


Course Overview

What is ethnographic writing and how do we learn to write ethnographically? This course seeks to familiarise students with the craft of ethnographic writing through a series of lectures, seminars, reading and writing exercises.  

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Nancy Wachowich

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

None.

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.

Further Information & Notes

This course is an essential component of the Single Honours Anthropology degree programmes.
This course will be available in the second half-session of 2014/15 as AT3523.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

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.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Written feedback will be given on all continuous assessment. Work on the ethnographic descriptions begins in week 1 of the course and students will be able to discuss aspects of their project and receive verbal feedback during the weekly practicals.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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