146.206 Visual Ethnography (15 credits)

An in-depth exploration of visual representation from within and of a selected culture or cultures. Visual media including photography, documentary and fiction film, and video provide the basis for an intensive analysis of specific ethnographic representations in relation to wider anthropological issues.

Details Details

  • Year: 2017
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester Two full semester
  • Location: Auckland Campus
  • Coordinator: Dr Graeme Macrae
  • Subject: Social Anthropology
  • College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Course Guide and Administration - Access to an online learning environment is required so students can access the Course Guide, expected learning outcomes and assessment tasks. The online learning environment may also be required to access supplementary study resources and for the electronic submission of assignments. Core study resources will be supplied directly to students. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s): At least 45 credits from 100 level.

Dates

  • Start Date: Monday 17 July, 2017
  • End date: Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Monday 31 July, 2017
  • Without academic penalty: Monday 16 October, 2017

Fees


Course fees for 2017

  • Domestic Students: NZD $744.38 *
  • International Students NZD $3,157.70 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply 2017 enrolments.

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding about our ethnographic knowledge and where it comes from.
  2. Display an understanding of the differences between visual and verbal knowledge.
  3. Explore the range of visual materials which carry ethnographic information.
  4. Demonstrate general ethnographic knowledge and understanding of the ethnographic process through the study of a range of visual ethnographic materials.
  5. Develop research skills through undertaking a research project on a topic of your own choosing relevant to the subject area.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting Note
1 Participation 4 10.0%
2 Journal 1 25.0%
3 Photo Story 2,3 25.0%
4 Plan/Proposal, Research 5 5.0%
5 Research Presentation 2,5 5.0%
6 Essay 4,5 30.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.

Textbooks

There are no set texts for this course.

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