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SOCY 5518 Craft of Ethnography (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course introduces students to the craft of sociological ethnography. It has three components. In the first, students learn the basic techniques of three ‘schools’ of ethnography. In the second, students read ethnographies from each approach, seeking to understand which techniques led to the finished text. In the final and main course component, students will put these techniques to practice during the term, as they design and conduct a small-scale ethnographic research project, learning in the process the logistics of selecting a field site, recruiting informants, interviewing, recording and analyzing data.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Julia Chuang

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17