Russian Field School

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Northern British Columbia and the Komi Republic's Syktyvkar State University announce the availability of an ethnographic field school for summer 2012. Open to all undergraduate students, the instruction will take place 30 May - 30 June 2012 in Moscow and the Komi Republic, Russia. The field school has been organized in concert with proven collaborators, both academic and community partners, in the Komi Republic. It will consist of three courses for a total of nine credits and will involve five days of intensive coursework prior to traveling to Russia. There is one mandatory course, ANTH 298-3, Introduction to Fieldwork. The others will be chosen from the following list: - ANTH 214-3, Anthropology of Europe - ANTH 305-3, Circumpolar Ethnography - NORS 311-3, Lands and Environments of the Circumpolar North 1 - NORS 321-3, People and: Cultures of the Circumpolar World 1 - POLS 298-3, The Russian North: Society and Politics - INTS 200-3, Contemporary Russia Departing from Moscow, students will spend 30 days traveling past the Arctic Circle to the reindeer herding camps of the Russian tundra. Between these two locales, students will observe and learn in greater detail the social, cultural, and environmental challenges facing the populations of that region. Required readings will vary depending on which optional courses are selected.

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Northern British Columbia
Begin date30.06.2012
End date30.07.2012
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits0.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of study
Teaching placeMoscow and the Komi Republic, Russia
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