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SL3504: GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN AN ETHNOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVE (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


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; animal rights; science and the state.

Course Details

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

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • One of International Relations (IR) or Politics (PI) or Sociology (SO)

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 (Passed)
  • SL3004 Global Challenges in an Ethnographic Perspective (Passed)
  • SL3503 Global Challenges in an Ethnographic Perspective (Passed)

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; animal rights; science and the state.

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

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25 - 34, 38 - 39

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

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

4000-word research essay (80%)

 

Resit (for students taking the course in AY20/21)

4000-word essay

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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