Anthropology opens you to the ways people go about the task of "being human." You’ll explore how people in different places and times rule their worlds, conduct business, have fun, organize families, practice spirituality, settle legal disputes, build cities, resist exploitation, produce art, find meaning in life and much more.
Learning outcomes for this program include:
Ethnography is a unique anthropological undertaking based on developing familiarity with culturally diverse realities and writing analytical descriptions that capture another culture’s point-of-view of the world. Experiential learning is therefore an inherent part of an Anthropology degree. By learning the ethnographic craft and developing intercultural understanding, you will gain practical experience that translates into flexible skills needed in today’s world.
While you will learn about the craft of ethnography in all of your courses, AN300: Ethnographic Methods and AN400: Doing Fieldwork provide in depth training and experiential learning opportunities through which you learn how to design and conduct your own research projects.
Third- and fourth-year students have the opportunity to work as a paid instructional assistant in AN100: Cultures Today. You'll obtain valuable work experience in facilitating group discussions, explaining concepts to students, and giving feedback on assignments.
Fourth-year students conduct original research and write up reports as part of their capstone course, AN400: Doing Fieldwork. The topics in recent years include the following:
"What I learned about authority, voice, language, interpersonal relationships, and representations challenges me every day to be critical and conscientious in my work researching and curating cultural heritage." – Crystal Braye, folklorist with the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador
"What I learned about authority, voice, language, interpersonal relationships, and representations challenges me every day to be critical and conscientious in my work researching and curating cultural heritage."
– Crystal Braye, folklorist with the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador
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