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ERIC Number: ED358457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 5
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Anthropology 101 and English 101: Ethnography as Data Source and Text.
Johnsen, John H.
At Utica College, Anthropology 101 seeks to help students begin to detect ethnocentrism in themselves and others, to get an understanding of the varieties of cultural systems, and to see their own society as simply one example of shapes a society can take. An "ethnography project" is a useful device in advancing these goals. Students are responsible for becoming "experts" on a preliterate culture, and are required to share information about it with the class. They submit individual written reports, and also pool their individual expertise to develop group oral reports on specific kinds of societies. One semester Anthropology 101 was linked with a section of English 101, most importantly by the ethnography project. This resulted in many benefits for students, including a better understanding of the ethnographic material, better written and oral reports, a cannier sense of what makes anthropologists tick, and conceptualizing ethnographic writings as a form of literature. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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