Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL3051: The Human Condition: Classic Readings in Anthropology
This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.
This module aims:
- To help you develop a critical, nuanced, and self-confident understanding of key concepts, theories and schools within anthropology.
- To raise your awareness of the importance of cultural, socio-economic and political factors that have shaped, and continue to shape, the study of anthropology.
- To help you explore the interdisciplinary relationships between anthropology, sociology, and philosophy.
- To provide you with opportunities interrogate difficult texts for nuances and layers of meaning, styles and strategies of reasoning, as well as tensions and contradictions.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. demonstrate systematic understanding of the canon of anthropological literature and coherent and detailed knowledge of key historic developments in the history of the discipline;|
2. understand major historical debates in the discipline and critically evaluate their potentials and limitations ;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. critically develop theoretical ideas by making use of primary sources in anthropological literature;|
4. demonstrate an understanding of key concepts and theories in the discipline;
5. demonstrate awareness of contextual factors impacting on the study of cultural and physical diversity of humans, and ethical and political dilemmas resulting from this;
|Personal and Key Skills||6. access and interpret difficult texts in order to develop an original project;|
7. devise and sustain an original argument based on close interpretation of texts; and
8. communicate effectively in written and verbal form