Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
This is a reading course with fortnightly meetings for students with an interest in how anthropologists write about environmental themes.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
The course is based around students reading six contemporary environmental ethnographies. The selected texts cover a range of issues, styles and approaches and students will read each successively as the course progresses. A seminar will be held every fortnight to allow students to discuss each work in depth together with a tutor. Students will be assessed through two comparative essays that discuss a number of the texts featured in the course.
Students will gain:
• A growing appreciation of the history, themes and debates within environmental anthropology through the reading, comparison and discussion of book-length ethnographic texts.
• An understanding of how anthropology can contribute in distinctive ways to the study of environmental issues and questions through examining a series of in-depth ethnographic case studies.
• A greater insight into how to conduct research in environmental anthropology, how to write ethnography and how to read and compare different anthropological texts.
Six two-hour seminars to take place fortnightly during the semester.
100% coursework: Two 2000 word essays (50% each)
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Essay (4,000 word) 100%
There are no assessments for this course.