Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ANT1009: Theories and Approaches in Anthropology
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
The aims of this module are to provide you with a foundation for anthropological analysis in a twofold way: to provide a theoretical structure and to introduce conceptual tools. First, it aims to provide you with the scaffolding and a chronological grid for the themes explored in other modules. Second, it aims to give you the tools needed to approach a broad range of social and cultural phenomena, by asking different types of questions, such as: what is its function, or how does it contribute to the broader whole? In whose interest is it, is there a group benefiting from this arrangement? What is the perspective of the actors involved?
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. demonstrate knowledge about the development of Anthropology as an academic discipline from the late nineteenth century to the present day;|
2. show familiarity with a range of theoretical approaches and how they relate to each other within the historical development of anthropology;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. show a developing capacity to recognise, describe and evaluate anthropological theory;|
4. demonstrate familiarity with a variety of classic and contemporary anthropological literature;
|Personal and Key Skills||5. devise and sustain an original argument based on close interpretation of texts;|
6. communicate effectively in written and verbal form.