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Change Type
Minor
ANT (Anthropology)
416
000787
Dual-Level Course
Yes
516
Cross-listed Course
No
Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology
Res Meth Cul Anth
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sociology (16SOC)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
James Wallace
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture5050NoThis is a course required of majors and there are never more than 50 students needing to take the course each year.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: ANT 252 and one of the following: ANT 310,325,330, 345, 346, 351, or 354
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
16ANTBAAnthropologyRequired
A systematic overview of cultural anthropological research methods including designing research projects, research techniques, field work methods, and cross-cultural comparison. Reviews relevant ethical questions and anthropologists' reports of their own field work.

We are adding one additional potential pre-requisite elective course (345) because a new course has recently been approved that meets this requirement.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

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Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
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Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
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Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

Course taught as part of regular teaching load for anthro faculty

Student Learning Outcomes

TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
What is Ethnography1 week
Research Questions, Design & ethics1 week
Participant Observation and fieldnotes1 week
Fieldwork Roles, relationships and rapport1 week
Open-ended, semi-structured and structured interviews1 week
analyzing along the way1 week
ethnographic maps, tables and charts1 week
archives and artifacts as ethnographic data1 week
Visual anthropological methods1 week
Data analysis and interpretation1 week
Reliability, validity, objectivity and subjectivity1 week
Writing ethnographically2 weeks
Presenting your research findings2 weeks

Key: 298