School of Global Studies

The Anthropological Imagination (L6001)

The Anthropological Imagination

Module L6001

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

The module aims to convey a sense of anthropology as an exciting, 'living' subject, alive to the concerns of different communities and populations living across the globe, and as cutting edge in terms of the research conducted by anthropologists at Sussex as they actively engage with issues of social, cultural and global transformation. This is accomplished through a module structure which revolves around 5 core themes considered central to the subject which capture anthropological thinking on the subjects of culture, identity and representation: kinship, self and body; economy as culture; religion and politics; and work on the global-local interface.

Module learning outcomes

A reflexive understanding of the core issues which make anthropology an important subject in the contemporary world

Basic knowledge of the historical development in the analysis of each issue through specific examples of research

A critical understanding of some of the key analytic perspectives as they emerge through the ethnographic examples used

The ability to structure arguments in an anthropological frame, develop analysis and present these in written form

TypeTimingWeighting
Essay (2000 words)Mid Year Assessment Week 1 Thu 16:00100.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn TeachingLECTURE1 hour111110111111
Autumn TeachingSEMINAR1 hour111110111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Miss Susan Chater

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/336740

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/214700

Dr Nigel Eltringham

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/158813

Dr Jon Mitchell

Convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/35384

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