ANTH105G - Introduction to Ethnography: The World of Work
Ethnography of Work introduces students to anthropological perspectives and social science research methods as they investigate a range of careers. The course approaches work as a cultural system invested with meanings, norms, values, customs, behavioral expectations, and social hierarchies. Through ethnographic techniques, students evaluate the myths and stereotypes about work, as well as gain insight into how and why work matters to individuals. Work life is examined in the context of contemporary dynamics of disruption, uncertainty, innovation, and diversity. Assignments encourage students to draw connections between the Self and work so they are prepared to make informed decisions about majors and career paths. This course is a requirement for all students in the liberal arts program who have not selected a concentration or major. This course also fulfills a Social Science elective.