Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ANT2021: Anthropology of the Middle East
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)
|Available via distance learning|
This module will explore the anthropology of the Middle East. It seeks to introduce you to current key issues, theoretical discussions, and debates in and about Middle Eastern societies, providing you with essential analytical tools and methods. As such, the module will consider a variety of cultural forms and life experiences in the Middle East. While the module keeps a broad scope, it remains grounded in specific ethnographic contexts. It will give a solid introduction and basis to anyone wanting to pursue research and studies about the region further. In addition, you will gain a foundational knowledge of anthropological theory and concepts as they relate the Middle East, and begin to question cultural assumptions and representations, thinking critically and analytically about key questions and problems in studying the worlds of other people and our own.