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AT3027: ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY (2014-2015)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27


Course Overview

This course explores theoretical issues and key debates in contemporary anthropology. We begin with the questioning of the central concepts of culture and society in anthropology during the 1980s. Following this, we ask: how can anthropology proceed if the targets of its investigation can no longer be understood as objective entities? How can anthropology proceed if the anthropologist themselves is inevitably implicated in and part of those very targets? To look for possible answers, the course examines current anthropological interest in power and history, political economy and phenomenology, experience, embodiment and practice, ontology and things that speak.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Arnar Arnason

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

None.

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 explores theoretical developments and current debates in anthropology. These are explored thematically. An emphasis is placed on students using theoretical ideas to analyse empirical, ethnographic material.

Further Information & Notes

This course is an essential component of the Single and Joint Honours Anthropology degree programmes.
This course will be available in the first half-session of 2014/15 as AT3027.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment - annotated bibliography (10%), research journal (10%), research essay (20%) - (40%). Word limit for the bibliography is 300-500 word introduction and annotation to 8-10 academic articles/books. There is no word limit for the journal. The word limit for the research essay is 3,500 words.

Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided on essays both written and verbally. Feedback on projects will be provided throughout the course.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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