Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ANT2012: The Human Condition: Classic Readings in Anthropology
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 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 knowledge of the canon of anthropological literature and key historic developments in the history of the discipline;|
2. understand major historical debates in the discipline;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. critically present theoretical ideas in relation to existing body of anthropological literature;|
4. demonstrate 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;|
7. build and defend an argument based on close interpretation of texts; and