Practical Introduction to Anthropology. Finding the way to interpret the dynamics of sociocultural change

A comprehensive introduction to the research field of anthropology (either cultural or linguistic) is the aim of the course. Special attention will be paid to the problem of sociocultural and linguistic change. 

This introduction will be twofold. On the one hand, students will have the opportunity to discover texts that are considered to be classical within the field. It will provide them with an insight into crucial problems and research questions of anthropology, but also get acquainted with its basic theoretical notions.

On the other hand, the participants of the course will learn the ethnographic fieldwork methods (participant observation, narrative interview, autobiographic interview), digital and analog tools used in anthropology, and the ethical aspects of conducting fieldwork. The skills will be acquired and used in practice within individual micro research projects.