School of Global Studies

Anthropology and Ethnography (849L6)

Anthropology and Ethnography

Module 849L6

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 7 (Masters)

Module Outline

This module examines the establishment of ethnography as the primary method of anthropological research, and as the main genre of anthropological writing. It traces the development of ethnography from Malinowski to the present, through an in-depth focus on specific 'classic' ethnographic monographs, and a critical examination of how they are understood and analysed today.

Module learning outcomes

Critical understanding of the role of ethnography in anthropology, as both method and text, and the changes in the form over the course of the twentieth century and down to the present day.

Ability to critically evaluate and contextualise ethnographic texts within the discipline of anthropology.

Develop an in-depth knowledge of key ethnographic monographs.

Ability to express in written form reasoned and informed critical arguments and judgement of ethnographic monographs.

Report (2000 words)Autumn Semester Week 7 Mon 16:00100.00%

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


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

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterSeminar2 hours111111000000
Autumn SemesterLecture1 hour111111000000

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

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