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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2003: Current Debates in Anthropology

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 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:

  • Theoretical approaches to difference
  • Theoretical approaches to inequality and power
  • The affective turn
  • The affective turn in practice¬†¬†
  • The Anthropocene
  • Anthropological theories within contemporary ethnographies
  • Anthropological trajectories¬†

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 Activity222 hour weekly lecture/seminar (or 1 hour lecture + 1 hour seminar)
Guided independent study33 Reading of the set texts for weekly lectures and the tutorials
Guided independent study33 Additional reading under the guidance of the lecturer
Guided independent study25Preparation and writing of the essay
Guided independent study20 Recapitulation of reading done throughout the term; preparation of essay plans; portfolio revision, etc.
Guided independent study6Background research conducted by the student depending on need and interest
Guided independent study11Writing weekly response papers

Online Resources

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