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AT5035: UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT (EXTENDED) (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This is a course in environmental anthropology, which explores theoretical ideas and major research areas in the field.  It is an excellent option for students taking an MRes in anthropology who have an interest in environmental themes.  It is also a great choice for students from other disciplines whose work is concerned with human-environment relations.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus 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

This core course for the MSc in People and Environment will be structured around four sections. The first section will provide an introduction to ecological and environmental anthropology, exploring key issues, theories and debates in the history of the field. The remaining three sections will focus on three broad sub-themes: environmental perception, human-animal relations and anthropology and conservation. These are areas of particular research strength at Aberdeen but between them they also draw on a wide range of approaches and themes, including phenomenology, political ecology, indigenous rights, applied anthropology and aesthetics.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 7 - 17

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

2x 4000-word essays (50% each)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
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