Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ANT1005: Introduction to Social Anthropology: Exploring Cultural Diversity
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
You will gain a foundational knowledge of anthropological theory and concepts, and learn how to think critically and analytically about key questions and problems in studying the worlds of other people and our own. You will also start to appreciate the unique methods of ethnographic fieldwork, which are increasingly used in a variety of organisational and professional contexts.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. show a basic understanding of the extent and nature of human diversity and commonality as seen from a socio-cultural perspective;|
2. show a basic understanding of the relationship between specific social and cultural forms in relation to broader global and historical processes;
3. demonstrate - in tutorials, formative work and in the exams - some facility in the use of the repertoire of key concepts and approaches of anthropological analysis.
4. display, in written and oral form, the ability to question cultural assumptions;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||5. critically evaluate contemporary anthropological and related texts;|
6. display - in written and oral form - an understanding of the discipline's relation to, and difference from, from other approaches and explanations offered in the social sciences;
7. show an appreciation of key issues relevant to the contemporary world, and develop critical, comparative and cross-cultural insight;
|Personal and Key Skills||8. demonstrate transferable skills in formulating, researching and addressing focused questions;|
9. prepare focused and comprehensive written and oral presentations, and in discussing ideas and interpretations with others in a clear and reasoned way;
10. plan and execute work independently and in collaboration with others; and
11. demonstrate skills in cross-cultural understanding, translation and comparison, which will be of advantage in a broad range of professional settings.