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Fall 2017-2018
* EGR 385 / ANT 385   No Pass/D/Fail

Ethnography and Wicked Problems

ken anderson

This course introduces students to approach problems ethnographically and develop service solutions. Security/privacy will be the problem space for the course. The course will cover multiple modes of ethnography, "inventive methods" that explore the intersection of design and interpretive social science. The course will provide a tool set for students interested in entrepreneurship, design thinking, as well as, new types of outcomes for research for those in the social sciences, and finally, a human-centered view on security.


Reading/Writing assignments:
The reading assignments consist of book chapters, journal articles and examples from websites. Reading is approximately 30 pages per class. There are two writing assignments: (1) a journal of reflections on readings and in-class exercises, and (2) a final 2000-word essay.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 25%
Design Project - 35%
Papers - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
There are no prerequisites..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22253 L01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T Th   Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building   198   Enrolled:13 Limit:30
22252 B01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building   A98   Enrolled:13 Limit:30