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SL3504: GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN AN ETHNOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVE (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:27


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?

  • One of International Relations (IR) or Politics (PI) or Sociology (SO)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

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?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

This course addresses some of the major global challenges of the contemporary world and discusses them as they 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.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 35, 39

More Information about Week Numbers


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Proposal for a Research Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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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.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Research Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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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.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 4000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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