Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

The Anthropology of Africa

Module L6055

Module details for 2016/17.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module introduces students to contemporary anthropological approaches in culture and society in Africa. The guiding thread is an exploration of the relationship between macro and micro levels of analysis in understanding of African society through a selection of thematic lenses (economy, politics, religion, health, gender, conflict, power etc.).

Module learning outcomes

Systematic understanding of key aspects of contemporary life in Africa.

Coherent and detailed knowledge of relevant issues informed by contemporary anthropological writing on Africa.

Detailed awareness of arguments, uncertainties and ambiguities in contemporary discourse about Africa, informed by an anthropological perspective.

Dissertation (5000 words)Semester 2 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.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
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Spring SemesterLecture1 hour111111111111

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

Miss Susan Chater

Assess convenor

Miss Katie Mcquaid


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