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Swayam Central

Understanding Ethnography

By Prof. Nina Sabnani   |   IIT Bombay
The purpose of this course is to introduce learners from different disciplines and backgrounds to the fundamental concepts, process and practice of ethnography. The course will offer an introduction to various tools and methods that form ethnographic practice. This is underpinned by an introduction to the concepts, theories and debates that form the theoretical basis of ethnographic research.

While the course will be structured in the forms of video lectures, readings and exercises, we hope to design each of these to give the learner as much practice based learning as possible. This also makes the course relevant to practicioners.

In this way, we hope, the course will aid the learner in honing their existing knowledge of the subject with a view to improve their practice and application of it. Alternately, it will offer an opportunity for new learners to enter into practice supported by an expansive understanding of the subject.


INTENDED AUDIENCE
Open to All
PREREQUISITES : Nil
INDUSTRIES  SUPPORT     : Nil

Learners enrolled: 150

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 17 Aug 2020
End Date : 09 Oct 2020
Exam Date : 17 Oct 2020
Enrollment Ends : 17 Aug 2020
Category :
  • Design Engineering
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1: Introduction to Ethnography
    Week 2: Unpacking Ethnography
    Week 3:  Designing an Ethnographic Research
    Week 4: Access and Immersion
    Week 5: Observation and Participation
    Week 6: Ethnographic Interviews: Listening and Speaking
    Week 7:  Visual Ethnography
    Week 8: Using an Ethnographic Approach: Case Studies

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Nina Sabnani

    IIT Bombay
    Nina Sabnani is an artist and storyteller who uses film, illustration and writing to tell her stories. Graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara she received a master's degree in film from Syracuse University, NY, as a Fulbright Fellow. Her doctoral research at IIT Bombay, focused on the Kaavad storytelling tradition of Rajasthan. Her work in film and illustrated books, seeks to bring together animation and ethnography. Her award-winning films have been made into illustrated books and translated in many Indian languages. Her passion to explore participatory design has led her to make Hum Chitra Banate Hain (We make Images) with Sher Singh Bhil from Madhya Pradesh won the prestigious National award from the President of India for 2016.Nina is currently involved in creating online courses.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    •The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    •The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 17 October 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm
    •Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    •Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    •Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 
    •If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Bombay. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    •Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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