Texas Tech University

Field School in Caribbean Ethnology

This is a 6 credit-hour course designed to introduce students to the methods used to collect and analyze ethnographic data through directed supervision. A field experience in the fishing village of Oistins in southern Barbados will train students in the methods of field research in cultural anthropology and ethnology. Students will receive instruction in interviewing, participant observation, digital audio and video recording, and data analysis.

Students will have the opportunity to learn a great deal about Bajan culture and history through lectures and readings, field trips, and especially through interactions with community members. This experience will prepare them to be global citizens in an ever increasingly globalized world socio-economic system.

Questions about Study Abroad?

If so, come to a group information session! Attend to learn more about study abroad and to meet other students interested in this program. During the session, you will learn about the application process, scholarships, billing, and more. See you at the Information Session!

Waves crashing into the northern coast of Barbados

Courses Offered

  • ANTH 4640 Field School in Cultural Anthropology

Program Fee

Program Dates

  • July 10-August 8, 2018

Program Open To

  • All Texas Tech students

Program Fee Includes

  • Lodging in shared apartments.
    • The apartments are airconditioned and include a small kitchenette with a refridgerator.
    • Weekly cleaning service is included.
  • Excursions and museum entrance fees
  • Guided tours
  • Transportation around the island
  • Some meals

Program Fee Does Not Include

  • Texas Tech tuition and fees
  • Airfare to/from Barbados
  • Insurance ($1.76/day)
  • Most meals
  • Education Abroad Fee ($200)
  • Materials and books
  • Personal spending money

For more information:

Contact: Dr. Jeffrey Williams

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