The course is a practicum-based seminar in methods of ethnographic fieldwork and anthropological inquiry and writing. The course explores the conceptual and critical basis of ethnography through fieldwork assignments and readings. The approach of the course is both experiential and experimental––how do we build theories about the world and our place in it? How does anthropology secure evidence and meaning in ways that are empirical, comparative, and deeply theoretical? The course offers students the opportunity for creative and rigorous training in ethnographic methods and theories as well as a chance to produce a piece of ethnographic work.