The Department of Sociology and AnthropologyFaculty of Arts and Social SciencesSA 356-4: Ethnography/Qualitative Methods: SASummer 2015Instructor: Dr. Michelle WalksOffice:xxxOffice Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:30 -1:20pmEmail: [email protected]Phone: xxxCampus:Burnaby, Day 001Course Description:This course explores a diversity of ethnographic & qualitative research methods used bysociologists & anthropologists. Through the use of a variety of recent and historical publications,in addition to a core course text, this course will touch on the theories & practical elements ofvarious qualitative methods, & foster students’ ability to compare & contrast methods.Additionally, through Research Portfolios students will gain practical skills with 5-differentqualitative research methods. Further, this course will examine motivation, benefits, detriments,politics of representation, & other ethical issues related to the use of ethnography & qualitativemethods.Grading:Your final mark in the class will be based on the following:Participation20%Group Presentation10%Research Portfolio70%Where a final exam is scheduled and you do not write the exam or withdraw from the coursebefore the deadline date, you will be assigned a N grade. Unless otherwise specified on thecourse outline, all other graded assignments in this course must be completed for a final gradeother than N to be assigned.Academic Dishonesty and Misconduct PolicyThe Department of Sociology and Anthropology follows SFU policy in relation to gradingpractices, grade appeals (Policy T 20.01) and academic dishonesty and misconduct procedures(S10.01‐S10.04).Unless otherwise informed by your instructor in writing, in graded writtenassignments you must cite the sources you rely on and include a bibliography/list of references,following an instructor-approved citation style. It is the responsibility of students to informthemselves of the content of SFU policies available on the SFU website:.Required Texts:1. Davies, C.A. 2007.Reflexive Ethnography: A Guide to Researching Selves & Others. (2ndEdition). Routledge. [RE]2. Readings available through the SFU library (online).Prerequisite: SA255
Paper and Presentation Requirements:PARTICIPATION 20%-5 points handed in 10x through the semester (10%)-my evaluation (including my observations of your interactions in group work, as well asindividual attendance and participation) (5%)-peer evaluation (5%)Participation offers you the opportunity torecall, identify, describe, compare and contrast,reflect, organize, explain, hypothesizeand theorize, andexaminekey ideas that have been raisedin the readings, films, and classroom activities and assignments. During the first week of class(and subsequently, in the first week of each month of class) you will be placed in a “team” withsome of your fellow students. Your participation mark is based largely on your participationwithin your teams.