School of Global Studies

Practising Anthropology (L6068)

Practising Anthropology

Module L6068

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

This module aims to offer a basic introduction to anthropological practice by answering the question: "What do anthropologists do'" Starting with a consideration of fieldwork and the core anthropological method of participant observation, then moving to a consideration of forms of anthropological writing and ethnography, the module will also consider the impacts that engaged anthropology can have on the contemporary world.

Module learning outcomes

To demonstrate knowledge of core anthropological practices, such as fieldwork and the writing of ethnographies

To apply an understanding of ethnographic writing practices to the students' own written work

To identity and describe key areas in which anthropology has engaged with and had impact on issues in the contemporary world

To demonstrate a basic understanding of the relationship between knowledge, analysis and writing skills

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT1 Week 12 70.00%
PresentationT1 Week 8 (15 minutes)30.00%

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 SemesterLecture2 hours111110111111

How to read the week pattern

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

Dr Evan Killick

Assess convenor, Convenor

Miss Susan Chater

Assess convenor

Dr Nigel Eltringham

Assess convenor

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor

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