This course teaches principles of participant-observation research as a critical practice to produce a 'thick description' of meanings, values, hierarchies of interests, power structures and ideals of a particular cultural group or community. Outcome: Students learn to conduct ethnographic research and its proceduresÂ¿taking field notes, conducting interviews, examination of data and artifacts, and producing research results to a public audience. Class Notes: This class satisfies the Engaged Learning requirement in the Undergraduate Research category. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisites: COMM 100 and (COMM 175 or COMM 201) and Junior standing. Graduate students majoring in Digital Media & Storytelling are also eligible to enroll.
Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Spring 2018