Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ANT2002: Ethnography Now
This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.
The module aims to help you develop skills, knowledge, and experiences that are crucial for anthropological scholarship, including:
an understanding of contemporary approaches to researching and writing ethnographies
skills in the critical reading and evaluation of ethnographic work produced by others
knowledge of, and hands-on practice with, fieldwork techniques and methods, including data gathering and fieldnote writing;
the ability to critically reflect on your own practices as producers of ethnographic research
- writing ethnographic accounts of a culture that has been studied first-hand
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the distinctive benefits and drawbacks of ethnographic studies of social life|
2. Make critical assessments of ethnographic texts.
3. Describe the ways that theoretical and methodological problems intersect within forms of ethnographic inquiry.
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. Understand how key concepts in sociology and anthropology can be illustrated and refined in relation to the analysis of detailed empirical data|
5. Demonstrate an awareness of strategies for analytically linking micro- and macro- perspectives
6. Assess, challenge and develop theoretical ideas in relation to reflections on their own experiences and observations of social life.;
|Personal and Key Skills||7. Build and defend an argument based on evidence|
8. Think about social and personal lives in new ways
9. Communicate effectively in written and verbal form.