School of Global Studies

Current Practices in Anthropology (854L6)

Current Practices in Anthropology and Development

Module 854L6

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 7 (Masters)

Module Outline

This module examines how anthropologists currently engaged with the policies, projects and organisations in international development practices. As this is a vast field, the course cannot attempt to cover this comprehensively. Rather, we draw on the particular research expertise of the Sussex Anthropology Department, focusing on case material concerning anthropological interventions in policy fields such as health, environment, activism, corporate social responsibility etc.

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate in-depth grasp of contemporary debates over the merits of applied anthropology, particularly the relationship between anthropology and development practice.

Apply advanced knowledge of anthropological theories and methods to case studies of international development practice.

To develop and express original reasoned arguments in written form.

Essay (3000 words)Semester 1 Assessment Week 1 Thu 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.

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Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor

Prof James Fairhead

Assess convenor, Convenor

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