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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2109: Anthropology of Forced Migration

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

Module Aims

  • Understand how anthropology and other disciplines approach the study of forced migration.
  • Gain a foundational knowledge of anthropological concepts and approaches to forced migration.
  • Critically analyse scholarly debates about forced migration, belonging, displacement, and refugees.
  • Develop a critical understanding of forced migration and the experience of displacement by drawing on different ethnographic examples.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Show understanding and knowledge of the diversity and variety of experiences and cases of forced migration.
2. develop arguments regarding the methodological and substantive issues associated with the anthropological study of forced migration.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. evaluate contemporary anthropological literature and related texts.
4. Display, in written and oral form, an understanding of the discipline's relation to, and difference from, other social sciences approaches and explanations of mobility and forced migration.
5. Appreciate key issues relevant to the contemporary world, and develop critical, comparative, and cross-cultural insight.
Personal and Key Skills6. Demonstrate transferrable skills in formulating, researching and addressing focused questions
7. Prepare focused and comprehensive written presentations.
8. work independently and in collaboration with others.
9. demonstrate cross-cultural understanding, translation and comparison, which will be of advantage in many professional settings.
10. prepare and deliver considered oral arguments.