Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ANT3100: Dogs and Cats: Anthropological subjects
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
The module aims to:
1. introduce you to topical debates in 'anthrozoology' through engagement with a wide range of ethnographic case studies related to cats and dogs;
2. provide you with further tools and information needed to analyse, in a theoretically rigorous manner, the many and varied ways in which humans think about, and interact with, cats and dogs.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. debate on a large range of human interactions with cats and dogs;|
2. discuss current anthropological implications of the different ways in which humans think about and interact with cats and dogs, with a level of detail;
3. apply appropriate theoretical models to facilitate an advanced analysis of topical human-cat and human-dog interactions;
4. situate specific human-cat/dog interactions within socio-historical context
|Discipline-Specific Skills||5. show very good understanding of the synergies and conflicts between the different branches of anthropology (posthuman/critical/medical), in relation to theorising human-cat/dog interactions;|
6. challenge the nature of anthropological knowledge and demonstrate an ability to consider human-cat/dog relationships in a reflexive and critically analytical manner;
7. understand and articulate the ethical dimensions of human-cat/dog interactions, especially in relation to the practical application of anthropological knowledge beyond the human;
|Personal and Key Skills||8. plan, undertake and present written work of a scholarly standard that demonstrates a very good understanding of anthropological aims, methods and theoretical considerations and engages with the (published) work of others;|
9. engage in constructive group discussions, and present/defend material orally in a cogent way (during seminars).