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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT3044: Imagined Futures: Environment, Industry, Health and Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Sally Atkinson (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module introduces you to the study of socio-technical imaginaries, through the study of technoscientific practices which have emerged in response to some of humanities most pressing concerns around environment, industry, and health.  

You will gain an understanding of the social study of science and technoscientific promises, by examining how global relations intersect with local practices across. Together we examine what kinds of worlds are being imagined through technoscience, by who, and to what end? 

The module literature includes anthropology, sociology, human geography, and science and technology studies, and will appeal to sociologists, anthropologists, and students from politics, human geography, and science and technology studies, and it is suitable for interdisciplinary pathways. There are no prerequisites. 

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