School of Global Studies

Historical Engagements (855L6)

Historical Engagements of Anthropology and Development

Module 855L6

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 7 (Masters)

Module Outline

This module examines how anthropologists have engaged with the policies, projects and organisations that have shaped international development, from colonial times to the present day. It traces the relationship of anthropology with colonialism; of applied anthropologists working in development; of anthropologies of development encounters and of development communities, and the political and ethical questions raised in each of these.

Module learning outcomes

Critical understanding of the history of anthropological engagement with international development

Critical awareness and understanding of ethical challenges to the application of anthropology in relation to international development

To manage effectively and present their own learning independently and in groups

Ability to discern, synthesise and critically evaluate anthropological texts

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
Group PresentationT1 Week 6 (20 minutes)20.00%
ReportT1 Week 7 80.00%

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 SemesterLecture1 hour111111000000
Autumn SemesterSeminar2 hours111111000000

How to read the week pattern

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

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor

Prof James Fairhead

Convenor, Assess convenor

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