Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2002: Ethnography Now

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Kawa Morad (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


Ethnography provides a means of exploring the ways in which people live, experience, and think about their lives, particularly the networks of interaction and meaning they create and inhabit. While ethnography has a long history, this module will focus on ethnography now. This emphasis, on the contemporary, has two facets. First, the module will provide you with an appreciation of the kinds of topics and social issues that ethnographers work on in contemporary culture.
Second, the module will introduce you to some of the new ways of thinking about and doing ethnography that have emerged in the last few decades, which challenge some of the assumptions and tenets of early ethnographers. You will have the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience doing ethnographic research, by conducting and reporting on a small piece of fieldwork.

This module is suitable for students who have completed ANT1004 and ANT1005 or equivalent courses.

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