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    Muhlenberg College
  Feb 20, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ATH 313 - Anthropological Ethnography

1 course unit
This course is an introduction to ethnography, the signature method developed by cultural anthropologists for researching cultural issues in contemporary societies.  In this course students will learn the fundamentals of ethnographic fieldwork (site selection, archival and documentary research, sampling, participant-observation, structured observation, interviews, survey, genealogy, case study analysis, narrative and symbolic analysis, mapping, ethnologic induction, etc.) and will prepare for field research by studying the ethics of doing anthropology, emic vs. etic perspectives, field logistics, rapport establishment, writing ethnographic fieldnotes, the politics of representation, and the concept of objectivity and reflexivity in writing culture.
Prerequisite(s): ATH 112 Cultural Anthropology .

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