ETH electives, List 1 - Ethnographic Methods and Research Ethics

What are List 1 electives?

List 1 electives on "Ethnographic Methods and Research Ethics" are courses from across the University dealing with ethnographic and related qualitative research methodologies and research ethics. The purpose of List 1 electives is to encourage students to integrate ethnographic inquiry and the research methods they are learning in their broader courses of study.  

How can I find out if a course may be counted as a List 1 elective?

Students are welcome to suggest courses for approval as electives by sending course information to the program.  Please email ethnography@princeton.edu with the course number and title, course description, semester offered, and a syllabus, if available, and explain briefly why you believe the course material is relevant to ethnographic methods and research ethics and belongs on List 1.

What are some examples of List 1 electives?

The List 1 courses shown below are illustrative and not representative of all courses that could be approved as "Methods and Ethics" electives. The Registrar's course offerings are updated each semester. Courses not listed below can be reviewed and may be approved as ETH electives, as explained above. 

Sample List 1 electives on "Ethnographic Methods and Research Ethics"

AMS 351. Liberation photography/The engaged photographer
ANT 201. Foundational concepts in anthropology
ANT 217. Religion: An anthropological introduction
ANT 232. Social lives, social forces
ANT 249. Language and culture (also LIN 249)
ANT 356. Technologies of communication
ANT 360. Ethics in context: Uses and abuses of deception and disclosure.
ANT 368. Ethnography of schools and schooling (also TPP 368)
ANT 377. The arts of ethnography
ANT 390A. History of anthropological theory
ANT 406. Theoretical orientations in cultural anthropology: Conspiracy theory and social theory
ANT 425. Post-war French social theory
ANT 432. Memory, trauma, accountability
ANT 441. Gender: Contested categories, shifting frames
ANT 451. Visual anthropology
ANT 453. Rituals of governing (also AFS 453)
DAN 215. Introduction to dance across cultures (also ANT 355)
GER 211. Introduction to media theory
GER 332. The cultural theory of the Frankfurt School
HUM 365. Freud on the psychological foundations of the mind (also PSY 365)
JRN 452. Digital journalism: Writing about digital culture
LIN 308. Bilingualism (also TRA 303)
POL 350. Research methods in political science (restricted to POL concentrators)
PSY 307. Educational psychology
PSY 314. Research methods in social psychology
REL 222. Theories and methods in the study of religion (also HUM 222)
SOC 300. Claims and evidence in sociology
SOC 301. Sociological research methods
SOC 330. Studying local, writing ethnography
THR 300. Acting, being, doing and making: Introduction to Performance Studies (also COM 359/ ENG 373/ ANT 359)
THR 303. Ethnographic playwriting (also SOC 350)
THR 337. Community-based performance
TPP 301. Seminar on student learning and methods for teaching
TRA 200. Thinking translation: Language transfer and cultural communication (also COM 209/ HUM 209)


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