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AT4526: ROADS, MOBILITY, MOVEMENT, MIGRATION (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

In this course students will be introduced to the topical themes in contemporary anthropology:  roads, automobility, car cultures, migration, road narratives, and roads in film and literature. The course is based on the notions of movement and mobility and will incorporate the ethnographic material from the North, including Scotland and Siberia.  During the course students will conduct their own research on the road of their choice. The course includes: a fieldwork element, screenings of documentary films about roads, and weekly student-led discussions.  

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Tatiana Argounova-Low

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

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 films and literature, gradually building towards theoretical conceptualization of roads. The course will rely on the ethnographic material from the North, including Scotland and Siberia. Students will conduct their own original research on the theme of road. Short fieldwork and documentary films about roads are incorporated in the course. One lecture and one student-led seminar per week.    


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 25 - 35
  • 1 Film Screening during University weeks 25 - 35
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 25 - 35

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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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.

Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Formative Assessment

Oral Presentation: Individual

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Feedback

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

Learning Outcomes
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Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed elements

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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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