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AT5509: READING ENVIRONMENTAL ETHNOGRAPHY (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This is a reading course with fortnightly meetings for students with an interest in how anthropologists write about environmental themes.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Andrew Whitehouse

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?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.

Further Information & Notes

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)

 


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Essay (4,000 word) 100%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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