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Field School Announcement
Western Apache Ethnography and GIS Research Experience for Undergraduates
Sponsor: White Mountain Apache Tribe and U. Arizona
Contact Information
Karl Hoerig
PO Box 507
Fort Apache AZ 85926 USA
Phone: 928 338 4625
Email: khoerig@fortapachearizona.org
URL http://http://anthropology.arizona.edu/content/western_apache_ethnography_and_gis_research_experience_undergraduates
Description
The White Mountain Apache Tribe Heritage Program and the University of Arizona announce opportunities for student participation in the fourth season of the Western Apache Ethnography and GIS Research Experience for Undergraduates field school, a National Science Foundation-supported program, June 13-July 26, 2013. Students participating in this REU will contribute to the creation of a Western Apache cultural and historical Atlas. Participants will learn field research techniques that will include: • Creating research plans and documenting research efforts; • Conducting archival, interview, survey, and participant-observation research; • Identifying the locations of historical sites and land modification areas from archival maps, photographs, and land inspections; • Collecting and conducting initial analysis of qualitative and quantitative data relating to historical and cultural use of landscapes and natural resources; • Applying Geographic Information Science (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) tools and technologies to mapping and field data collection. These tools will provide a firm analytical foundation for the systematic evaluation of cultural data. Students will design research projects, and will work collaboratively with fellow students, cultural advisors, and Tribal personnel to complete research projects that will result in draft entries for inclusion in the Atlas. Participants will receive room and board at the Fort Apache/Theodore Roosevelt School campus, and a weekly stipend of $500 ($3,000 total for 6 weeks). Non-local students will be responsible for transportation to and from Tucson at the beginning and end of the program and will be expected to arrive in Tucson by Thursday, June 13, and to depart no earlier than Saturday, July 27. 6 hours of course credit from the University of Arizona will be available to participants who successfully complete the program (ANTH 412, Application of Geographic Information Systems to Cultural Anthropology, and ANTH 407, Ethnographic Field Methods). 2013 U.A. Summer School tuition and fees are anticipated to be approximately $2,300 for 6 hours of coursework; limited tuition scholarships may be available. Successful applicants will be required to enroll in the University of Arizona summer school in order to receive course credit for the program. This will require an admission fee (anticipated to be $50 for Arizona residents/$65 for non-residents) and submission of proof of current MMR vaccination. Program staff will provide additional information and guidance.
Keywords: ethnography | GIS | environment
This announcement will be displayed until: 06/01/2013
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