Youth Politics in Bennington: A Group Research Project (ANT4225.01)

Noah Coburn

This course seeks to answer the question: What are the avenues available for youth to mobilize politically in Bennington? The course will be structured around a team research project where students will practice skills such as interviewing, conducting surveys, participant-observation research and conceptual mapping. Students will survey various community organizations, political parties, NGOs and campus organizations. Beyond the central organizing question, we’ll look at what mobilizes youth political organization, what the major hurdles are for organization and what the wider social and political implications for the community may be.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor, with preference going to students with significant experience in conducting social science research and those planning on conducting such research in their senior work.
Credits: Credits arranged individually with instructor; see Noah Coburn for more information.
Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm, along with significant amounts of outside of class group meetings
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Updates, 4000, anthropology, Noah Coburn.