Students who have been admitted to ‘Visual Ethnography as a Method’ are likely to share a dedicated seminar group, tailored to the specific methodological challenges that anthropological research using audiovisual means poses.
Only students who are admitted to the master’s programme Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology can take part in this course.
This course aims to establish the analytical connection between, on the one hand, the fieldwork experiences and the data collected during fieldwork, and, on the other hand, the theories and epistemologies discussed in the first part of the MA programme. The focus will be on the level of analysis, the units of analysis, and the process of constructing a written academic argument.
Time: Wednesdays OR Fridays, from 8 April to 22 May 2015
Location: Pieter de la Court building (Wassenaarseweg 52):
Group 1 (De Maaker): Wednesdays 13-15h room 1A03,
Group 2 (Persoon): Wednesdays 8-22 April 15-17 h room 1A24; 29 April & 6 May 13-15h room 1A12; 13 May 13-15h room 1A33, 20 May 13-15h room 1A12.
Group 3 (Florusbosch): Fridays 10 April – 22 May 13-15h room 1A15; no class on 15 May, instead: Monday 18 May, 9-11 h room 1A12.
Mode of instruction
5 ECTS = 140 study hours (sbu):
5 weekly tutorial of 2 hours = 20 sbu.
1 tutorial of 4 hours = 8 sbu
5 weekly assignments + one presentation (ca. 7.800 words) = 104 sbu
Excursion to an anthropological congress or seminar in order to experience in practice how researchers deal with connecting their data to an academic debate (8 sbu)
Students are devided into the same 3 groups as for the course Doing Ethnography.
All assignments will be graded. These grades count proportionally towards the final grade for the course (80% of the final grade). Participation is class counts for 20% of the final grade. Presence is obligatory for all classes, from the start of the course.
Students are required to register for this course on Blackboard but do not need to register on uSis.
(Registration for the exam is not required since there is no classical examination.)
Blackboard will be used to make information and assignments available. Blackboard module for this course will be available for registration by end August 2014.
There is no separate reading list for this course. Students use the literature they need for writing of their MA Thesis as well as their fieldwork notes.
Dr. Erik de Maaker
Dr. Erik de Maaker (room 3A33, tel. 071-527 6612, e-mail )
Dr. Henrike Florusbosch (room 3A31, tel. 071-527 3756 , e-mail ). Office hours: Thu. 13-15 h
Prof.dr. Gerard Persoon, (room 3A21, tel. 071-527 6826 , e-mail ).