Ethnographic Journal

Students are asked to keep an ethnographic journal throughout the semester to observe and analyze an aspect of society or culture. Each journal will be written in response to a prompt by the instructor. Students choose the site of their ethnography with guidance and approval from the instructor. Instructors can also incorporate a “peer review” in-class activity with this assignment and ask students to comment on each other’s journal entries.

Courses: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: Shima Houshyar, Anthropology, The Graduate Center CUNY