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Last modified: 23 Feb 2018 18:50

Course Overview


Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Jo Vergunst

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of AT1002 Introduction to Anthropology (Passed) or AT1003 Introduction to Anthropology: Peoples of the World (Passed) or AT1501 Introduction to Anthropology 2 (Passed) or AT1502 Introduction to Anthropology: Questions of Diversity (Passed)
  • Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • AT4013 Language in Culture and Society (Studied)
  • AT4043 Anthropology and Landscape (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will creatively explore the tensions and overlaps between landscape as physical landform, as scenery, and as the site of human activities and journeys. Developing advanced themes in environmental anthropology, we will discuss the central place of landscape in ethnography. Topics covered include movement, aesthetics, landscape and the body politic, and relations with non-humans. The basis of the course will be historical perspectives (from archaeology, geography and history of art as well as anthropology) and recent ethnographies of landscape.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: 1 three-hour examination (60%) and in-course assessment (40%). Resit: 1 three-hour examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Compulsory tutorials and occasional meetings with the course coordinator and/or tutor in case of need, initiated by the student or coordinator/tutor.


Feedback on work submitted for continual assessment will be provided in the marking sheet - a narrative comment indicating strengths and weaknesses, advice for improvement will always be included as part of this. Students are encouraged to arrange meetings with the course coordinator/tutor for feedback meetings if they feel the need.

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