|01243016||Faculty of Humanities||Department: Anthropology and Archaeology|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 120||NQF level: 08|
The honours degree entails one year of full-time study and comprises of coursework, ethnographic field research and examinations, as well as a research report of 10 000 words based on field research which must be completed by the end of the academic year.
Students must conduct at least 5 weeks of fieldwork and are also required to attend departmental seminars.
Note: Additional work/modules may be required in order to reach the desired level of competency.
Minimum credits: 120
Theory and practice of participant observation. Other techniques of data collection used by anthropologists. Organisation and use of field notes. Reflexivity and fieldwork. Practical application of research methods.
This module builds on the anthropological and ethnographic knowledge students have acquired. With reference to contemporary anthropological theories, students will deepen their insights into the world around them and the discipline itself. This will aid in the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills from a contemporary anthropological perspective.
The production of ethnographic texts, reflexivity in ethnographic writing, postmodernism, contemporary concerns about ethnographic texts and the “crisis of representation”. A critical reading of three recent ethnographies.
The honours degree entails one year of full-time study and comprises of coursework, ethnographic field research and examinations as well as a research report of between 12,000 to a maximum of 15,000 words based on field research which must be completed by the end of the academic year.
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