Course ObjectiveThe aim of this course is to make students familiar with reading
ethnographies. The course builds on Core Themes in
Anthropology and on History and Theory of Anthropology, in which the
most important concepts, themes, debates and perspectives in
anthropology were presented, explained and discussed. In addition, they
will make use of the academic skills they have developed during Bachelor
Werkgroep 1, such as literature search, paraphrasing and referencing.
Knowledge and understanding - The student has acquired knowledge and
(1) the specific knowledge obtained through ethnographic writing;
(2) a number of ethnographic monographs;
(3) a number of specific themes and discussions in anthropology.
Application - The student has acquired the competences to:
(4) assess ethnographic monographs through analyses of the structure,
approach, stylistic devices, methods, arguments and composition;
(5) search, choose, read and paraphrase academic literature.
Making judgements - The student is able to demonstrate:
(6) the ability and willingness to develop an academic attitude.
Course ContentThrough ethnography anthropologists aim to find out what moves people
and how they can explain people’s ideas and practices. Ethnographic
writing skills are therefore very important in anthropology. The
students will read an ethnographic monograph and write a short book
review with the help of some additional literature.
Method of AssessmentWritten assignments
LiteratureTo be announced in the course manual (see CANVAS).
Target Audience1st year bachelor students in Cultural Anthropology and Development
Additional InformationThis course is part of the curriculum strand Academic Skills. The course
starts in P2 (November - December) with a number of classes and
continues in P3 (Janu-ary), when it becomes an intensive course.
Recommended background knowledgeCore Themes in Anthropology
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences|
|Course Coordinator||dr. M.C. de Regt|
|Examiner||dr. M.C. de Regt|
H.B. Ploegman MA MSc.
dr. M.C. de Regt
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