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AT5032: RESEARCH IN SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY 1 (EXTENDED) (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:52


Course Overview

Research in Social Anthropology 1 (30 credits, first semester) will provide a broad introduction to the discipline of social anthropology at postgraduate level. We will discuss the history of social anthropology, its position within the social sciences and the humanities, the nature of anthropological theory and further themes in contemporary anthropological research. Coursework will comprise of a 5000 essay on a topic to be decided in consultation with the student’s supervisors.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alison Brown

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Research in Social Anthropology 1 (30 credits, first semester) will provide a broad introduction to the discipline of social anthropology at postgraduate level, over the first half of term. We will discuss the history of social anthropology, its position within the social sciences and the humanities, and the nature of anthropological theory. Further topics may include religion, politics and the state, environmental anthropology, the anthropology of the north, creativity and knowledge, medical anthropology, linguistic anthropology, oral traditions, media, or museums, amongst others. Following the class each week a student-led seminar will be held to discuss the issues raised. Coursework will comprise of a 5000 essay on a topic to be decided in consultation with the student’s supervisors.

Further Information & Notes

Research in Social Anthropology 1 (Extended) may not be taken along with Research in Social Anthropology 1.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MRes Social Anthropology

Contact Teaching Time

76 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

100% continuous assessment (6000 word essay on topic to be agreed with supervisors).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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