Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Visual Anthropology

Module L6074

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

This module will familiarise students with theories and applications of visual anthropology. Students will have the opportunity to study complex legacies of visual representation in anthropology as well as contemporary, activist visual work. Cross-overs between anthropological and other relevant visual epistemologies in the social sciences will be explored. Students will also undertake visual research projects.

Module learning outcomes

Critical understanding of different theoretical traditions and practical applications within visual anthropology (with a focus on photography, visual media and virtual ethnography)

Understanding of different theories of perception and visual culture, within anthropology and across the social sciences

Expanded understanding of ethnographic scope (e.g. within virtual environments) and practice (e.g. as a visual medium)

Enhanced abilities to develop critical arguments based on visual material, and the use of visual media in presentations and other formats

Essay (3000 words)Semester 2 Assessment Week 2 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.

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

Dr Alice Wilson

Assess convenor

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor

Prof Raminder Kaur


Miss Susan Chater

Assess convenor

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