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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2005: Current Debates in Anthropology: Practice

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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:

Lectures and Tutorial Topics

  • Civil Disobedience and Activism
  • The Animals in our Food
  • Desire, Consumption and Waste
  • New forms of Kinship
  • The Crisis of Pity
  • Non-binary Genders and Non-normative Sexualities
  • Who is / What is a person anyway / anymore?
  • Tourism and the Commodification of Culture
  • Conflict, Violence and Terrorism
  • Pornography and the production of fantasies

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities1111 x 1 hour Lectures (including film screenings where relevant)
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities1111 x 1 hour Tutorials
Guided independent study 33Lecture and seminar preparation: Reading of the set texts for weekly lectures and the tutorials
Guided independent study 11Writing weekly response papers
Guided independent study 33Additional reading with guidance from the lecturer
Guided independent study 25Preparation and writing of essay
Guided independent study 20Recapitulation of reading done throughout the term; preparation of essay plans; portfolio revision
Guided independent study 6Background research conducted by the student depending on need and interest

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).