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AT2010: KEY DEBATES IN ANTHROPOLOGY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 18:02


Course Overview

This course explores some of the key questions that anthropologists have debated: what it is to be human, the nature of human interaction with other humans, with non-humans, and with the environment, and the different ways that people perceive the world and act within it. Themes that will be discussed in this course include the category of the person, morality and ethics, art and aesthetics, what is power, how to engage with Otherness, and how anthropologists engage actively, outside academia, in development, health, or business.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Andrew Whitehouse

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

  • AT1502 Introduction to Anthropology: Questions of Diversity (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Programme Level 2
  • AT1003 Introduction to Anthropology: Peoples of the World (Passed)

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 course explores some of the key questions that anthropologists have debated: what it is to be human, the nature of human interaction with other humans, with non-humans, and with the environment, and the different ways that people perceive the world and act within it. Themes that will be discussed in this course include the category of the person, morality and ethics, art and aesthetics, what is power, how to engage with Otherness, and how anthropologists engage actively, outside academia, in development, health, or business.


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

None.

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

1st Attempt:

Debate project (2,500 words) 25%
Essay (2,500 words) 25%
2 hour written exam 50%

Resit: Examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Written feedback will be given on all written submissions in time for students to reflect and improve their work. Oral feedback will be given on tutorial presentations.

Course Learning Outcomes

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