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AT 4026 / AT 4526
ROADS: MOBILITY, MOVEMENT, MIGRATION
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr T Argounova-Low

Pre-requisite(s): AT 3004 / AT 3504 Anthropological Theory

Note(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4. This course will run in first half-session of 2012/13 as AT 4026.

The course will investigate the themes of mobility and migration, topical issues in contemporary world. Through the course, we will explore phenomenon of roads and focus on the relationship between roads and other anthropological concepts, such as landscape, environment, narrative, knowledge and memory, gradually building up towards theoretical conceptualization of roads. The course will mainly rely on ethnographic material from the North, including Scotland.

1 one-hour lecture, 1 one-hour tutorial per week, and three hours fieldwork per student.

1st attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (60%), continuous assessment (40%): including one 3,000 word essay (30%) and ten short written assignments based on required readings (10%).