Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL2051: The Human Condition: Classic Readings in Anthropology
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
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:
2: The Enlightenment Paradox: Kant on Race and Cosmopolitanism
3: Charles Darwin and the Evolution of Mankind
4: Friedrich Engels and the Origin of the Family
5: Franz Boas and the Critique of Race
6: Marcel Mauss on Exchange
7: Bronislaw Malinowski: Anthropology and Psychoanalysis
8: Claude Lévi-Strauss and Structuralism
9: Mary Douglas and the Anthropology of Religion
10: Jack Goody and the Impact of Literacy
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity||22||11 x 2 hour seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||44||Module reading|
|Guided Independent Study||62||Essay writing|
|Guided Independent Study||22||Seminar preparation|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/
Anthropology Online. Alexander Street Press. Access through Electronic Library.
JSTOR. Access through Electronic Library.
Bioheritage Online Library.