This course will focus on cultural research design and ethnographic field methods. Instead of conducting a historiographic survey of literature on ethnographic fieldwork, this course will address the core data collection methods: participant observation, conducting interviews, collecting, documenting oral tradition (including oral histories and folklore, medicine, and religion), writing field notes, using surveys, free lists, and rankings. Additional techniques will be incorporated as they apply. We will explore ways in which cultural researchers have adapted, modified, and creatively forged innovative ethnographic approaches to accommodate the challenges, needs, and tools of our global and transnational world. Although the distinctive thrust of the course is on qualitative research analysis, the effective integration of quantitative data will be considered.