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ANTH 509 - Organizational Anthropology: Methods, Theory and Practice

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: ANTH 508 or an undergraduate degree in an anthropological subfield or consent of instructor
This course teaches skills and perspectives of ethnographic analysis to students wishing to pursue careers in organizations. Students learn to diagnose problems and offer solutions to organizational problems. Students learn standard ethnographic research methods as well as key concepts and perspectives foundational to anthropology and its debates. Students will develop and apply their skills in an intensive ethnographic analysis, both as part of in-class, collaborative exercises, and via an independent research project in a final “ethnographic report” which documents the methodology, theoretical framework(s), analysis and conclusions/recommendations. Offered alternate years.