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This capstone seminar combines intensive discussion and individual research. Half of the course will be dedicated to the discussion of current debates central to the concerns of both anthropology and sociology, such as the ethics of conducting fieldwork, humanitarianism and relief, global public health, poverty and the city, and environmental conservation. Among the topics discussed, the ethical dilemmas of conducting ethnography will be a common theme. The second half of the course will be devoted to independent individual original projects which should have a major ethnographic component. At the end of the course, students will present their projects to the seminar.
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
full participation, major research project and paper (30 pages), class presentation; weekly short responses
only senior majors in Anthropology and Sociology, or permission of instructor
Anthropology and Sociology majors
EXPE Experiential Education Courses