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Writing in the Field

What makes good anthropological writing? What defines a good conference paper, thesis chapter or academic article? How do scholars become stronger academics through critical reflection on tough feedback and peer review? What is a good scholarly workflow in the age of new media and “info glut”? This course investigates these questions through case studies, writing exercises and work on a larger writing project relevant to the larger academic goals of the seminar participants. The class will consist of seminar discussion, group work, and class presentations. This course permits students from all three sub-disciplines to work on projects relevant to their development as scholars, while engaging with a wider literature on academic writing, research and critical thinking.

ANTHROP 703

Writing in the Field

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Winter Offered?: Yes

What makes good anthropological writing? What defines a good conference paper, thesis chapter or academic article? How do scholars become stronger academics through critical reflection on tough feedback and peer review? What is a good scholarly workflow in the age of new media and “info glut”? This course investigates these questions through case studies, writing exercises and work on a larger writing project relevant to the larger academic goals of the seminar participants. The class will consist of seminar discussion, group work, and class presentations. This course permits students from all three sub-disciplines to work on projects relevant to their development as scholars, while engaging with a wider literature on academic writing, research and critical thinking.


Andy Roddick

Assistant Professor