146.707 Reading and Writing Ethnography (30 credits)

Students in this course will examine contemporary exemplary ethnographies and develop their own ethnographic writing practices.

Details Details

  • Year: 2018
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester Two full semester
  • Location: Auckland Campus
  • 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

Note: You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Dates

  • 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

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Apply close reading skills and critical analysis to exemplary topical ethnographies.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of a range of effective techniques for writing ethnographically.
  3. Produce a portfolio of ethnographic writing of various modes at an advanced level.

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 Group Performance/Presentation 1,2 25.0%
2 Writing Exercise 2 35.0%
3 Commentary 2,3 40.0%

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.

Completion requirements

All assessment components must be completed.

Textbooks

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.

Compulsory
  • Alive In The Writing: Crafting Ethnography In The Company Of Chekhov
    Author: Kirin Karayan
    ISBN: 9780226568195
    Edition: 2012
    Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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