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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2005: Current Debates in Anthropology: Practice

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Weekly responses for key readings as part of topics 2, 3 and 43 response papers of 150 words each2, 3, 8, 9Written feedback on first four weekly responses sent to students via ELE

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Portfolio of reading response papers for key readings covered for topics 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11307 response papers of 150 words each and a reflexive summary of 250 words – Total = 1,300 words1-4, 7Written
Essay502,700 words1-7Written feedback (verbal feedback available upon request during office hours)
Tutorial participation20Weekly, as part of group discussions1-9Verbal


Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Portfolio of reading response papersPortfolio of reading response papers (1300 words)1-4, 7August/September reassessment period
EssayEssay (2,700 words)1-7August/September reassessment period
Tutorial participationIndividual presentation (10 minutes)1-9August/September reassessment period