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Course Code: 
ANT 220
Semester: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Lab: 
1
Laboratuvar Saati: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
This course is designed to expose students to critical thinking in various different ethnographic project. So they will be able to evaluate existing anthropologic literature to their own field more critically.
Course Content: 

The late 20th century critiques and reformulations of the ethnographic research have produced a large and sophisticated literature that has probed the philosophical, political, epistemeological, ethical and rhetorical issues facing those who choose to study and “write” culture. Drawing on a number of these critical perspectives, this course is design to social, political, cultural and individual context in which ethnographic knowledge is produced and consumed.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion 4: Simulation 5: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Multiple Choice C: Homework D: Fill in the blanks E: True or false F: Oral exam G: Portfolio

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program

Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1. Have an excellent knowledge of the history of the discipline of anthropology as it relates to ethnographic writing.

1,2,4,5

1,2,3

A,C

2. Have an excellent understanding of the kinds of linkages existing between specific theorizing and identified ethnographic writing styles.

1,2,3,4,5,7,9

1,2,3

A,C

3. Have acquired skills to engage in critical readings of ethnographic texts.

1,3,5,7,9

1,2,3

A,C

4. Be able to understand and appreciate the many linkages existing between the discipline of anthropology and creative writing.

1,5,7,8

1,2,3

A,C

 

5.  Have an excellent knowledge of the modern anthropological and cross-disciplinary research.

1,2,3,7,9

1,2,3

A,C

 
 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction: Changing conceptions of anthropological field research.

 

2

The Beginning of Modern Anthropology

 

3

Anthropology and cross-disciplinary research.

 

4

Narrative Ethnography

 

5

Travel Writing and Entry Narrative

 

6

Reflexivity, Subjectivity, Politics, Epistemologies

 

7

Collaboration and Authority of Ethnography

 

8

Midterm

 

9

Ethnographies of Global Connections

 

10

Ethnography, the public sphere, and politics

 

11

Ethical Problems and Anthropology

 

12

Ethics and AAA

 

13

Student Presentations

 

14

Student Presentations

 
 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Russ Bernard. 2011. Research Methods in Anthropology: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. Fifth ed. AltaMira

Press.

Additional Resources

 

Appadurai, Arjun. 1991. Global Ethnoscapes: Notes and Queries for a Transnational Anthropology. In Recapturing Anthropology: Working in the Present. Richard G. Fox, ed. Pp. 191-210. Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research Press.

 

Clifford, James. 1997. Spacial Practices: Fieldwork, Travel, and the Discipline of Anthropology. In Anthropological Locations: Boundaries and Grounds of a Field Science. Akhil Gupta and James Ferguson, eds. Pp. 185-222. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

 

Abu-Lughod, Lila. 1991. Writing against Culture. In Recapturing Anthropology: Working in the Present. Richard G. Fox, ed. Pp. 137-162. Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research Press.

 

Lederman, Rena. 1998. Globalization and the Future of Culture Areas: Melanesianist Anthropology in Transition. Annual Review of Anthropology 27:427-449.

 

 

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

Books and Articles

Assignments

In Class Presentation And Submission Of Their Presentation In Essay Format

Exams

Midterm – Final

 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-term

1

30

Presentation and Assignment

2

30

Final

1

40

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Field Courses

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

1

Main theories and concepts of social sciences in general and anthropology in particular, the physical and cultural development of humanity in the historical process, a wide spectrum of cultural patterns and archaelogical knowledge are understood and absorbed,

 

 

 

 

X

2

The ability to analyze current phenomena with an anthropological perspective and to think analytically and critically are acquired,

 

 

 

X

 

3

Good communication and written/oral expression skills are developed,

 

 

X

 

 

4

Acquires professional and social ethics, as well as an elevated sense of responsibility,

 

 

 

X

 

5

By studying the dynamics of a variety of cultural phenomena in detail, students become able to perceive and interpret the general features, geographical conditions, historical processes and dynamics of change in Turkish and other world cultures,

 

 

 

 

X

6

Establishes and builds on a wide perception and understanding of local and global issues and develops personally and professionally,

 

 

 

X

 

7

In accordance with Life Long Learning principles, students acquire the skill and vision to continuously seek to utilize knowledge and information from outside their fields of expertise; to make collaborations and and syntheses with their own respective repertoire of knowledge,

 

 

X

 

 

8

Students become able to spot social issues fit for anthropological research; acquire the methods, techniques and cultural equipment necessary for field work,

 

 

X

 

 

9

Their solo and team work skills, critical social gaze and scientifically and ethically responsible investigation abilities become augmented. 

 

 

X

 

 
 
 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

14

3

42

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

14

3

42

Mid-terms

1

14

14

Homework

1

9

9

Final examination

1

17

17

Total Work Load

1

10

124

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

4,96

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5