Re: Education, business and work/last thought for me -Reply

Stephanie Wilson (swilson@CHEMONICS.COM)
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 12:29:07 -0400

>>> Wade Tarzia <tarzia@UCONNVM.UCONN.EDU> 10/18/96 09:07am >>>
But you are obligated to tell me how this happens also in anthropology or
other areas in the humanties at times! It just hasn't been my own

Actually this does happen the applied anthropology program I'm in now. Certain students were
admitted to the program because of their previous experience and how this would benefit the
current faculty's research. In addition, in the methods course I'm in now, the professor and the
center he has created are working on a project with a local health department. All of the cultural
anthropologists in the course (there are other disciplines and subdisciplines represented in the
class) are being required to do something at least related to this project, including helping to map
the targetted geographical area. The argument is that it give us practical experience, plus it is
difficult to identify, implement, and analyze a project in 13 weeks). But it certainly limits our
potential research topics, not to mention making it difficult to coordinate getting to a research
site that is about 40 minutes from home. And the fact remains that we are really doing his work
for him and not getting paid for it.