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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM105: Humans and Wildlife: Conflict and Conservation

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The module will be split into three parts. The first will introduce and discuss a range of key theoretical models and debates from environmental anthropology, environmental philosophy and cognate disciplines (such as phenomenology, deep ecology, ecological humanism, eco-criticism, post-humanism). The second part will cover a comprehensive selection of ethnographic case studies which consider human-wildlife conflict and conservation initiatives. The third phase will discuss the ways in which anthrozoological knowledge and methodological approaches can and have benefited human-wildlife co-existence and the conservation of endangered species. This module provides you with the opportunity to engage in empirical research or a library-based literature review.

You will be provided with the support needed to enable you to synthesise theory and if appropriate, empirical data to produce a research paper which is written in the style of an appropriate academic journal of their choice.

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 activities10.57 x 1.5 hour podcast audio lectures with accompanying powerpoint presentations
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities106 x 1.5 hour discussion
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities2Research and writing of summative assessments
Guided Independent Study30Preparation for formative assessments/seminar participations on the VLE discussion forums (including formative assessments)
Guided Independent Study97.5Research and writing of summative assessments

Online Resources

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

Web based and electronic resources: (Journal of Ecological and Environmental Anthropology)