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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM103: Applied Anthrozoology

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Term 1: You will be introduced to the practical component of the module, and supported in obtaining an appropriate placement or in the development of an appropriate project, and in seeking and obtaining ethics approval for your research. You will also complete the lecture, readings and attend the group tutorials for the module.

Term 2: You will conduct your projects.

Thematically, the module will begin by exploring the ways in which anthropologists have theorised and practically engaged with the applied dimension of ethnographic fieldwork and the associated debates concerning advocacy. We will also consider the ethics of human-animal interactions utilising appropriate philosophical models which lend themselves to practical application (such as cosmopolitanism).

The ways in which anthrozoologists and scholars from cognate disciplines have applied their research to improve animal welfare or to mitigate or resolve human-animal conflict on the ground will be discussed in detail, drawing on a range of case studies. You will then be given the opportunity to apply what you have learnt to practical situations where you find yourselves interacting with animals directly.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities1010 x 1 hour podcast audio lectures with accompanying PowerPoint presentations
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities55 x 1 hour participation in group tutorials
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities1010 hours of participation in assessed presentations (attending and providing peer feedback)
Guided Independent Study90Weekly preparatory reading for lectures and seminars
Guided Independent Study55Preparation for formative assessments
Placement/ practical3030 hours spent engaging in research for the project
Guided Independent Study100Research and writing of summative assessments

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).