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Stevan Harrell
ANTH 204
Seattle Campus

Reading Ethnography

Introduction to the descriptive and analytic literature of cultural anthropology. Extended examination of representative accounts of the lifeway of peoples from selected areas of the world with an emphasis on methods of observation and analysis.

Class description

How anthropologists describe different societies and communities

Student learning goals

Learn about how anthropologists do research and write.

Learn how anthropologists' works have changed over the years.

Learn to write critically about anthropology.

Improve writing skills generally.

General method of instruction

Lecture with frequent discussions and quizzes, guest lectures, paper writing.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

There will be short (5 minute) in-class writing assignments 1 or 2 days a week. There will be three longer papers.

The three long papers will count 1/4 of your grade each. The short in-class assignments will count a total of 1/4 of your grade. You must turn in all three papers and at least 8 of the ten in-class assignments in order to pass the class, no matter what grades you get.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information (last year's syllabus!)
Last Update by Stevan Harrell
Date: 03/03/2011