146.303 Practice of Fieldwork (15 credits)

Through a study of accounts of field work experience by anthropologists, students will develop their knowledge and appreciation of the perspectives, approaches, methods, problems, experiences and ethics involved in anthropological field work based on participant observation.

Details Details

  • Year: 2018
  • Mode: Distance
  • Semester: Semester Two full semester
  • Location: N/A
  • Coordinator: Dr Robyn Andrews
  • Subject: Social Anthropology
  • College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s): At least 45 credits from 200 level.


  • Start Date: Monday 16 July, 2018
  • End date: Sunday 18 November, 2018

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Monday 30 July, 2018
  • Without academic penalty: Monday 15 October, 2018

Contact workshops

There is no contact workshop for this course

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically about anthropological fieldwork based on participant-observation, including its philosophical, political, ethical and practical aspects.
  2. Demonstrate an appreciation of the variety of perspectives, approaches and methods which anthropological research encompasses, and to be aware of the challenges and occasional hazards of such research.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the various stages of the research process, from developing a research topic and research design through to writing-up.
  4. Plan an independent research project.
  5. Present their ideas to others in the class and be responsive towards those of others.

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


It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.

  • Development And Ethnocide, Colonial Prtactices In The Andaman Islands
    Author: Sita Venkateswar
    ISBN: 87-91563-04-6
    Publisher: Iwgia

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