Etnographic Monographs


Course Objective

The 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.

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding - The student has acquired knowledge and
understanding of:
(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 Content

Through 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.

Teaching Methods


Method of Assessment

Written assignments


To be announced in the course manual (see CANVAS).

Target Audience

1st year bachelor students in Cultural Anthropology and Development

Additional Information

This 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 knowledge

Core Themes in Anthropology

General Information

Course Code S_EM2
Credits 6 EC
Period P2+3
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Course Coordinator dr. M.C. de Regt
Examiner dr. M.C. de Regt
Teaching Staff H.B. Ploegman MA MSc.
dr. M.C. de Regt

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Practical