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COMT 112: Ethnographic Methods for Media Research

Description: This is a practical course on ethnographic fieldwork.obtaining informed consent interviewing, negotiating, formulating a research topic, finding relevant literature, writing a research paper, and assisting others with their research. Students do participant observation in media organizations, typically in the non-profit sector. This course is offered once a year.

Where in the Community:

  • The Museum of Contemporary Art
    1100 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
  • The Museum of Photographic Arts
    1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1664
  • The San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum
    2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101
  • World Beat Cultural Center
    2100 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101-4752
  • North Park Redevelopment Project Area
    North Park, San Diego, CA 92104
  • Bulbo Méco
    Calle Aguascalientes, col. Cacho, CP 2204C, Tijauna, B.C.
  • La Jolla Light Newspaper
    565 Pearl Street, La Jolla, Ca 92037
  • San Diego Magazine
    1450 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101-7901

Instructor: Ariana Hernandez-Reguant

Students Participating: 20 per year

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.


Opportunities for Student Community Involvement