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Field School Announcement
Ethnographic Field School in Guatemala-Summer 2013
Sponsor: North Carolina State Unuiversity
Contact Information
Tim Wallace
Dept of Soc & Anthropology, CB8107
220 1911 Bldg, NCSU
Raleigh NC 27695 USA
Phone: 919-815-6388
Email: tim_wallace@ncsu.edu
URL http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/wallace/Guatemala%20index.htm
Description
Objectives: Learn how to design, conduct and write-up qualitative, ethnographic research while on the shores of a crystal lake framed by volcanoes! During the 7 ½ week program, live and work with an indigenous Guatemalan family in the Lake Atitlán area of the Western Highlands. This is a hands-on, experiential-driven program where students design a research program, and plan and implement an independent, individualized, project. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, training in ethnographic and qualitative research methods can prove to be beneficial for your career, whether it be in anthropology, sociology, international affairs, history, education, textiles, natural resource management business and management, political science, psychology, bio-medical engineering and public health. All students are encouraged to apply, especially students interested in topics concerning the environment, globalization, social justice, tourism, conservation, language, development, poverty and health. Not sure how your interests may fit into the topics listed? Contact us. The program is tailored individually to maximize the participant's potential for understanding and developing the skills needed for ethnographic, qualitative research. Students also will have opportunities to pursue an applied, service-learning project in lieu of a research project. Contact the Program Directors (tim_wallace@ncsu.edu; sarahtaylor44@gmail.com) to discuss potential opportunities for your areas of interest.
Keywords: Guatemala | Maya | Field School
This announcement will be displayed until: 04/01/2013
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