PhD ProSeminar I: Methods
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Level: Graduate
Division: The New School for Social Research
Department: Anthropology
Course Number: GANT 7005
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
Description:
The purpose of this graduate seminar is to orient masters and doctoral students to the pragmatic, conceptual, and epistemological details of fieldwork and the reporting and narration of ethnographic work as it presents itself in the immediacy of everyday human experience. We will explore a broad range of issues from the practicalities of fieldwork to the epistemology of research, from modes of analysis with various forms of data to ethical issues in research and trends in reporting and narrating ethnographic work. The goal of this seminar is to help students prepare for extended ethnographic fieldwork. Apart from familiarity with both technical 'how-to' literature and ongoing debates about the nature of ethnography, each student will design and implement a small fieldwork project based on observation and interviewing, which will be the basis of an analytical case study. This course is also open to Anthropology PhD Students. **Prior permission of professor is required in order to register for this course.**
Course Open to: Majors Only