ANTH105N : Ethnography of Work

In this course, students will use social science research methods to learn about workplace culture and investigate potential career pathways. In conducting their research, students will use a variety of anthropological methods and techniques to evaluate the myths and stereotypes about work while gaining insight into how and why work matters to those choosing particular careers. The culture of work is examined in the context of contemporary dynamics of disruption, uncertainty, innovation, and diversity. Assignments encourage students to draw connections between the self and work so they are prepared to make informed decisions about majors and for those who have chosen the Exploratory Liberal Arts Program. This course is a requirement for all students in the First Year Program who have not yet selected a major.