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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT3025: Social Movements and Collective Action

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:

  • What is the nature of political action and social movements and how have these changed over time?
  • Concepts of resistance – does the term still serve us today?
  • What counts as activism and who gets to decide?
  • New technologies of mobilisation from social media to clicktivism
  • Identity politics
  • Climate activism
  • Activist anthropology

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 Teaching2211 x 2 hours per week comprising of lectures and seminars
Guided Independent Study 40Weekly reading for seminar
Guided Independent Study 28Watching film and writing review
Guided Independent Study 60Coursework essay and outline preparation

Online Resources

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

  • ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages