This course will ask you to read and analyze ethnographic writing from anthropologists, poets, bloggers, creative writers, and other community members, expanding our understanding of what scholarship is and can be. You will learn about both conventional and “experimental” ethnographic methods and will have the opportunity to apply these practices in an ethnographic project of your choosing. Each class will be rich with discussions of our readings and short writing exercises that will help you hone your story-making and storytelling skills. In peer-led writing workshops, you will partake in collaborative and constructive practices that celebrate and strengthen your craft. We will pay close attention to the role of empathy in writing stories that move us.
By the end of the course, you will:
Students should be prepared to engage in the collaborative and construction feedback processes.
Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.