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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2005: Current Debates in Anthropology: Practice

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

Civil Disobedience and Activism

The Animals in our Food

Desire, Consumption and Waste

New forms of Kinship

What place for Collective Emotions?

Non-binary Genders and Non-normative Sexualities

Who is / What is a person anyway / anymore?

Tourism and the Commodification of Culture

Conflict, Violence and Terrorism

Conservation and the Anthropocene 

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 and Teaching Activities11Lectures (including film screenings where relevant) (11 x 1 hours)
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities11Tutorials (11 x 1 hours)
Guided independent study 33Lecture and seminar preparation: Reading of the set texts for weekly lectures and the tutorials
Guided independent study 11Writing weekly response papers
Guided independent study 33Additional reading with guidance from the lecturer
Guided independent study 25Preparation and writing of essay
Guided independent study 20Recapitulation of reading done throughout the term; preparation of essay plans; portfolio revision, etc
Guided independent study 6Background research conducted by the student depending on need and interest

Online Resources

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