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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT1003: Imagining Social Worlds: Texts

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Through a series of interactive lectures and seminars which focus on the published work of established social researchers, students will be introduced to a broad range of methods, theories used by sociologists and anthropologists in their work, as well as a number of core issues they have addressed and areas of study they have focused on while conducting their research.

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:

  • Material Objects and the Social
  • Bodies and the Social
  • Researching the Everyday
  • Researching Work
  • Researching Social Stratification
  • Researching Crime
  • Researching technology

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 activity 16.511 x 1.5 hour weekly lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 1111 x weekly1 hour tutorials
Guided Independent Study71.5Preparatory reading in advance of lectures and tutorials
Guided Independent Study51Preparation of summative assignments

Online Resources

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

Other Learning Resources

Other resources:
Ethnographic and feature films