Jan 29, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

ANT3711 Spec Top: Ethnography of Sport and Play


This course will get students out into the real world of sports and play by taking a “hands on” approach to ethnography, the cultural anthropological approach to doing research. A review of Australian history and culture will provide a grounding for students’ ethnographies, as will case studies of the practice of sports and play that emphasize key issues in anthropology such as gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, class and stratification, violence, urban space, (post)colonialism, nationalism, and globalization. Emphasis will be put on ethnographic research methods and the empirical, scientific approaches used to conduct qualitative field work. Students with both design and undertake an ethnographic study related to a local sports or play practice, using observation, interviewing, surveying, and archived materials. The course will culminate in the presentation of their personal, ethnographic study. Students must have completed three courses at the 2000 level, one of them in the Social Science discipline, with grades of C or higher, as prerequisites for this course. Students may not receive credit for both ANT 2711   and ANT3711. Credits: 3.000

WRT 1012  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00