2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Individual Study: Ethnographic Research and Writing


Winter 2012 quarter

Samuel Schrager American studies, folklore
Fields of Study
American studies, anthropology, community studies, cultural studies, sociology and writing
Preparatory for studies or careers in
humanities, social sciences, community and cultural work, writing and journalism.

This Individual Studies offering is for students with some fieldwork experience who want to undertake more advanced ethnographic study about persons, a group, an organization, a community, or a place. The focus can be on any topics meaningful to those involved in the study--for instance, cultural identity, oral history, values, traditions, equality, and everyday life. Sam will provide guidance on ethnographic method (including documentation, interpretation, and ethics) and on creative non-fiction writing for a final paper about the study. An internship or volunteer work can be linked to the project. (Students interested in this offering are also encouraged to consider enrolling in Writing American Cultures , where they can pursue a major independent project of this kind as part of an ongoing learning community.)

Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Internship Possibilities
Faculty will support student internships.
Study Abroad
Study abroad can be supported, especially NGO or other community-based work.
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
December 22nd, 2011 New opportunity added.