2018-2019 Academic Bulletin 
    
    Apr 22, 2024  
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GHS 352 - Ethnographic Methods in Health Research


Credits: 4
An introduction to ethnographic methods for use in global health research. The course introduces students to concepts central to ethnography such as participant observation, field notes, and interviewing. Students also learn to understand the design of studies in global health research that include an ethnographic component, and the analysis of ethnographic data and ethnographic writing. Since global health research is conducted in settings in which local culture, forms of inequality, health care institutions, and ways of interpreting and experiencing illness are of critical importance to the development of health services, the course will focus on the use of ethnography to address these basic dimensions of local settings in which research is being conducted.

Prerequisite: GHS 130 . Not open to first-year students.

Distribution Requirements: SB.