PhD ProSeminar I: Methods

New School for Social Research: Anthropology

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Majors Only
PhD Proseminar I
Spring 2023
Taught By: Hugh Raffles
Section: A

CRN: 13306

Credits: 3

The purpose of this graduate seminar is to orient masters and doctoral students to the pragmatic, conceptual, and epistemological details of fieldwork and the reporting and narration of ethnographic work as it presents itself in the immediacy of everyday human experience. We will explore a broad range of issues from the practicalities of fieldwork to the epistemology of research, from modes of analysis with various forms of data to ethical issues in research and trends in reporting and narrating ethnographic work. The goal of this seminar is to help students prepare for extended ethnographic fieldwork. Apart from familiarity with both technical 'how-to' literature and ongoing debates about the nature of ethnography, each student will design and implement a small fieldwork project based on observation and interviewing, which will be the basis of an analytical case study. This course is only PhD Students. **Prior permission of professor is required in order to register for this course.**

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Anthropology (GANT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Tutorial (J)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 5

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:02am EDT 9/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 734
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023