During the Summer semester the University of Florida offers a series of online courses on research methods in cultural anthropology. The courses carry graduate credit and are open to upper division undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals. The emphasis in each course is on skills for collecting and analyzing the many kinds of data that anthropologists work with.
Graduate study in the sociocultural program includes required core courses in social and cultural theory, research methods, and research design. The core program is designed to be completed within a two-year cycle, culminating in the award of the MA. During one year, the two required theory courses (AN 235A, Foundations of Modern Social Theory, and AN 235B, Issues in Contemporary Anthropology) are offered during Fall and Winter quarters, respectively. During the alternate year, a two-quarter sequence (Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology, AN 240A and Research Design and Writing in Sociocultural Anthropology, 240B) is offered during Fall and Winter quarters. During the spring quarter of the second year and following completion of all of the core courses, students participate in the capstone MA seminar, (AN 240C, "Research Seminar in Cultural Anthropology") during which they write an MA research paper, either an article-length work based on original research or a detailed draft of the PhD research proposal. The award of the MA is based on successful completion of core course requirements and acceptance of the MA paper by the committee.
the core research method in cultural anthropology
Registration for courses in the Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology program at the University of Florida is open. Four courses (listed below) are offered in Summer 2016. To explore the courses being offered this summer, and for information on registration and tuition, please visit the Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology. These courses are offered 100% online and no on-campus visits are required. The courses carry 3 graduate credits at the University of Florida and may be taken for credit or without credit. Courses are limited to 20 participants.