2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

ANTH 409 Digital Anthropology

Includes a survey of anthropological theory and methods related to digital anthropology. Students will learn a historical overview of digital anthropology. Focuses on 1) virtual worlds, online games, and social networking sites; 2) ethnographic approaches, including questions of theory and method; and 3) theorizing indexical relationships between the virtual and actual. Students will collectively explore and identify other facets of digital anthropology and of doing ethnographic work digitally. Prerequisite: ANTH 101 or permission of the instructor.