Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ANT1009: Theories and Approaches in Anthropology
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
The aims of this module are to provide you with a foundation for anthropological analysis, to provide a theoretical structure and to introduce conceptual tools. It aims to give you the tools needed to approach critically a broad range of social and cultural phenomena, by asking different types of questions, such as: in whose interest is it, is there a group benefiting from this arrangement/ argument / representation? What is the perspective of the actors involved?
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. demonstrate critical knowledge and reflection upon the development of anthropological theory and approaches;|
2. show familiarity with a range of theoretical approaches and how they relate to each other and to other disciplines.
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. show a developing capacity to recognise, describe and evaluate anthropological theory and its integral relation to fieldwork contexts, practices and data;|
4. demonstrate familiarity with a variety of anthropological and related literature.
|Personal and Key Skills||5. devise and sustain an original argument based on close interpretation of texts;|
6. communicate effectively in written and verbal form.