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AT4526: ROADS: MOBILITY, MOVEMENT, MIGRATION (2014-2015)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27


Course Overview

In this course students will be introduced to topical themes in contemporary anthropology:  roads, automobility, car cultures, migration, road narratives, and roads in film and literature the notions of movement and mobility. The course will rely on rich ethnographic material from the North, including Scotland.  Students will conduct original research on the theme of road. The course includes a fieldwork element, as well as screenings of documentary films about roads.  

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Tatiana Argounova-Low

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

In this course we explore concepts of movement and mobility, topical themes in contemporary Anthropology. This course ranges over such themes as roads, automobility, car cultures, migration, trafficking, road narratives, and roads in film and literature, gradually building up towards theoretical conceptualization of roads. The course will mainly rely on ethnographic material from the North, including Scotland. Students will conduct original research on the theme of road.

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 (40%), including one 3,000 word project essay (30%) and ten short written assignments (10%).

Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (60%), in-course grades will be carried forward unless the student opts to resubmit course work.

Formative Assessment

Each student is expected to present at least once on a required reading. This is assessed during the class.

Feedback

Written feedback will be provided for continuous assessment work, where appropriate. This will normally be provided within three weeks of the submission date. Oral feedback on class presentations will also be provided where appropriate.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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