Monthly Archives: October 2012

Taking Class Outside for Fieldwork Observation

Cultural Anthropology Class conducting fieldwork.

On this October lecture day, I decided to take the class outside to conduct a brief fieldwork exercise in observing student behavior. Our cultural anthropology topic primarily focused upon economic issues and the concepts of economizing and maximizing.

In this observation area, we were located in front of the student bookstore where alot of student activity and meetings occur on a daily basis. For this exercise, the class observed a wide variety of activities from various student groups and organizations.

Overall, it was a fun activity not only to observe student behavior but most importantly to just get out of the classroom and enjoy the beautiful October day.