Ethnographic & Qualitative Methods

Schools of Public Engagement: Global Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Ethnographic & Qual Methods

Spring 2020

Taught By: Jaskiran Dhillon

Section: A

CRN: 4060

Credits: 4

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to qualitative research broadly and ethnographic research specifically. Ethnography is a qualitative approach that focuses on the study of culture and social organization through participant observation and interviewing, an approach known as fieldwork. The course is designed balance the practical and political dimensions of research by exposing students to literature and discussions that will help them develop the skills to become strong researchers as well as unveil the continuum of theoretical and epistemological frameworks that guide ethnographic fieldwork. As such, course readings and discussions will engage students in exploring a number of issues in the field of ethnographic research broadly and the uses of these methods in applied development work. Further, the course is structured to support students, as part of an inquiry community, to critically examine and analyze the complex relationships between society, ideology/ies, epistemology/ies, and research methodology/ies – to understand and appreciate the possibilities and limitations of contemporary ethnography within the contexts of broader sociopolitical and economic realities both nationally and globally.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global Studies (UGLB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 8:22am 9/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm



Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020