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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT1004: Introduction to Social Anthropology-Theorising the Everyday World

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Lecture topics for this module include:

  • Studying the ‘other’: the emergence of the anthropological perspective
  • Anthropology and its colonial legacies
  • People and things: family, houses, objects, materials
  • Economics & Exchange
  • Worlds in and out of control: order, disorder and dirt
  • Power and resistance
  • Embodied culture

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 & Teaching1111 x 1-hour lectures
Scheduled Learning & Teaching1111 x 1-hour tutorials
Guided independent study55Weekly reading for lectures and tutorials
Guided independent study68Research and writing of summative essays (reading, library-based research)
Guided independent study5Web-based activities

Online Resources

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

ARD - Anthropology Review Database

Internet Anthropologist


SOSIG: Social Science Information Gateway

Anthropology Resources on the Internet

Other Learning Resources

ethnographic film