This is an extension of ANTH6065 Indonesia Field School: Contemporary Change in Indonesia and only available for those completing ANTH6065 in the same year. The extension course will build on material and experiences drawn from participation in the field school and relate these to a wider literature. The extension will examine the methods of fieldwork as experienced through the field school, analyse an anthropological/ development issue by comparing their field case study to a wider literature, and reflect on the cross-cultural experiences of the field school.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- develop practical writing skills and logical and
analytical thinking to an advanced level;
- have a greater appreciation and understanding of social
science field research methods and the debates surrounding those methods;
- analyse an anthropological/ development issue they have
encountered in their fieldwork with reference to the wider literature and to
advanced anthropological and development studies theory;
- have an understanding of the principles, methodologies,
value systems and ethics employed in social scientific inquiry;
- understand from their own experience some of the
dynamics of intensive cross cultural experience;
- present a detailed research report orally to a group of
peers and participate in discussions that arise from that report; and
- reflect on the socio-political dynamics of the research and development field school experience
Workshop participation 10% LO 1,6
Oral presentation (15-20 mins) of research 10% LO 6
Critical analysis of fieldwork methods employed during field-school 20% (1500 words) LO 1,2,4
Reflective essay on personal field school experience in its cross-cultural communication and socio-political contexts 20% (1500 words) LO 5, 7
Critical analysis of anthropological/ development issue 40% (3000 words) LO 1,3,6
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 12 hours of workshops; and b) 118 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Preliminary ReadingErkiksen, Thomas Hylland 2001 Small Places, Large Issues. London: Pluto Press
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