Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ANT2117: Dogs and Cats: Anthropological Subjects
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
The module will explore a wide range of ethnographic examples which detail how humans (including anthropologists, sociologists and philosophers) think about and interact with cats and dogs. Current theoretical issues will also be explored.
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:
- Perspectivism and anthropology ‘beyond the human’
- Medical anthrozoology and Zoonoses
- Breeds, racism, imperialism and slavery
- Commodification and resistance
- Animal (cat/dog)-assisted therapy
- Cruelty, fear, violence and childhood
- Cats, dogs, and technology
- Cats, dogs, and social media
- Critical Animal Studies
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||22||11 x 2 hours per week comprising of lectures and seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||44||Weekly reading for lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||24||Preparing for formative assessments|
|Guided Independent Study||60||Research and writing of essays|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).