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SL3504: GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN AN ETHNOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 19 Sep 2017 11:47


Course Overview

This course addresses major global challenges of the contemporary world as they emerge is specific local contexts. It offers an understanding of these challenges from a local point of view. The challenges the course will discuss include: global warming and rising sea levels; the ecological crisis; oil and energy; war and terrorism; religion and politics; sexual violence; the economic crisis; mining in post-colonial contexts; animal rights; the war on drugs; human rights and global justice; science and the state.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Robert Wishart

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

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • SL3003 Global Challenges in an Ethnographic Perspective (Studied)
  • SL3004 Global Challenges in an Ethnographic Perspective (Studied)
  • SL3503 Global Challenges in an Ethnographic Perspective (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course addresses some of the major global challenges of the contemporary world and discusses them as they are appear in people's everyday lives through ethnographic descriptions. This involves looking at global challenges as they emerge is specific local contexts and an attempt to understand the challenges initially from a local point of view. The challenges the course will discuss include: global warming and rising sea levels; the ecological crisis; oil and energy; war and terrorism; religion and politics; sexual violence; the economic crisis; mining in post-colonial contexts; animal rights; the war on drugs; human rights and global justice; science and the state.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Anthroplogy Joint
  • MA Anthropology

Contact Teaching Time

33 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

  • 1000-word proposal for a research essay (20%)
  • 4000-word research essay (80%)

Resit

  • 1000-word proposal for a research essay (20%)
  • 4000-word research essay (80%)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided promptly. Students will receive extensive feedback on their proposal on the basis of which they then write their essay. Sessions will be organised on writing a proposal and on writing a research essay. Feedback will consist of extensive commentary on both proposals and essay informed by the University Common Grading Scale.

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