Ethnographic Research Methods
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Building Skills and Competencies in Cultural Anthropology

Have you enjoyed learning about cultural anthropology but have no idea how your degree can be applied? Are you a dual major, and wondering how to apply cultural anthropology to the fields of health, international development, conservation or social change? Are you wondering how to make anthropology practical, and interested in acquiring the basic skills and competencies for doing so? Are you interested in learning about the unique value of qualitative research methods, and how they can be used to solve problems or deepen understanding?

In this class, you will take an ethnographic research project on a topic of interest from start to finish, and learn through hands-on experience how to do this in practice:

1. Individual and group interview techniques
2. Participant observation
3. Data analysis and interpretation
4. How to position yourselves as an anthropologist within different careers

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