Faculty of Arts


Reading Ethnography

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for ANTHRO 310.


Ethnographic texts are the major outcome of research in social and cultural anthropology. This seminar-based course compares different ethnographies and approaches to ethnographic research and writing. This course follows your core social anthropology courses and is intended as

  • A capstone course for completing anthropology majors in the sociocultural stream
  • A bridging course to graduate study in sociocultural anthropology
  • A focused, in-depth engagement with social anthropology's defining form of knowledge production

It is designed to:

  • Provide a transitional style of learning between lectures and the small-group seminars of graduate courses and many professional work environments
  • Deepen your understanding of the nature of ethnographic texts and their relationship to disciplinary research theory
  • Help you to understand the interplay between research, writing and reading
  • Enhance your understanding of the relationships between comprehension and critique

View the course syllabus

Availability 2018

Semester 1


Coordinator(s) Dr Christine Dureau


Gay y Blasco, Paloma & Huon Wardle, 2007. How to Read Ethnography. Abingdon: Routledge.


ANTHRO 310: 15.0 points


ANTHRO 203 with a minimum B pass

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