Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ANT3094: When Things Fall Apart: Social Infrastructures
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
The intentions of this module are to understand the importance of infrastructure to societies globally and from there understand the priorities that infrastructure maintenance indicates. What happens when infrastructure breaks down will be a key focus, as will the systemic inequalities that infrastructure encodes. How are utilities funded, maintained, and repaired? What happens when crises, such as global pandemics, alter infrastructure on a mass scale?
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Demonstrate strong familiarity with what infrastructure is and how it is maintained|
2. Show an in-depth understanding of the impact of infrastructure on equity and marginalisation
3. Display a critical awareness of the relationship between politics and the provision of public services
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. Show an in-depth understanding of how qualitative social scientific approaches can be used to study infrastructure|
5. Evaluate cross-cultural differences in construction and maintenance of infrastructure from a social scientific standpoint
|Personal and Key Skills||6. Communicate effectively in written and oral form|
7. Conduct specialist research on a topic and organize findings in written form in a compelling manner