From Bristol University website
The aim of this course is to give students on the MA in Social Anthropology a solid grounding in the basic building blocks of anthropology. The course examines a wide range of particular case studies supported by ethnographic evidence, encouraging the students to draw comparative conclusions. A further aim of the course is to inculcate an understanding of the historical development of ethnographic writing, and a critical approach to the way that ethnographic monographs are created from the fieldwork endeavour. A compulsory component of the Masters degree, it is suitable for those who are taking the degree as a potential conversion course, as well as those who may already have some knowledge of the field.
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