Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

(BA) Anthropology and Cultural Studies

Entry for 2017

FHEQ level

This course is set at Level 6 in the national Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

Course Aims

This programme aims to:
1. Develop the intellectual and practical skills of students in the analysis, interpretation and understanding of data and their understanding of theory in both anthropology and cultural studies.
2. Prepare students for employment in a wide range of contexts or for further study and a career where the skills and understandings gained through this programme will be relevant.
3. Enable students to engage in life-long learning, study and enquiry and to appreciate the value of education for society.

Course learning outcomes

1. Comprehensive knowledge of the broad field of social and cultural anthropology.

2. Understanding of the key contemporary debates in anthropology.

3. Familiarity with the history of the discipline and the development of theoretical perspectives over time.

4. Detailed knowledge of a number of specialist areas within the discipline.

5. Knowledge of a wide range of ethnographic material and the way in which anthropological theory is used to understand this material.

6. Understanding of the ethical and political issues involved in anthropological research, analysis and writing.

7. Knowledge of a range of ethnographic research methods and ability to apply these.

8. Ability to communicate effectively with others and to present material both orally and in writing.

9. Ability to deploy a range of communication and information technology skills.

10. Ability to apply a range of skills in the retrieval and use of primary and secondary sources.

11. Ability to work together with others as well as independently, including to manage time effectively.

12. Ability to present concise and cogently structured arguments, both orally and in writing.

13. Ability to carry out critical analysis on complex issues related to the discipline.

Understanding of the historical development of media and cultural practices.

An awareness of critical theories and research about media and culture.

Understanding cultural production, consumption and representation, and of cultural contexts (regional, national, global).

Appreciation of the complexity of the term 'culture' and an understanding of how it has developed.

Demonstrate an understanding of how factors such as class, gender, ethnicity, nationality, disability and sexuality affect media representations and cultural practices.

Ability to work in flexible, creative and independent ways, showing self-discipline, self-direction and reflexivity.

Work to a given length, format, brief and deadline, properly referencing sources and ideas and making use, as appropriate, of a problem-solving approach.

Demonstration of skills in research, project design, presentation, teamwork, independent work, and time and information management.

Full-time course composition

YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
1Autumn SemesterCoreKey Concepts in Anthropology (L6067)154
  CorePractising Cultural Studies (V3047)304
  CoreThe Anthropological Imagination (L6001)154
 Spring SemesterCoreCulture Across Space and Time (V3049)154
  CoreCulture and the Everyday (V3003)154
  CoreThe Anthropology of Exchange, Money and Markets (L6070)154
  CoreWorlds and Selves (003AN)154
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
2Autumn SemesterCoreEthnographic Research Methods (L6046N)155
  CoreReligion and Ritual (L6072)155
  CoreTheory Taste and Trash A (V3051)305
 Spring SemesterCorePolitics and Power (L6071)155
  OptionCities and Urban Lives (L6076)155
  Culture, Race and Ethnicity (V3026)155
  Culture and Representation (L6075)155
  Ethnographic Field Research (002AN)155
  Gender, Space and Culture (V3053)155
  Visual Anthropology (L6074)155
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
3Autumn SemesterOptionAnthropology of Migration (L6080)306
  Anthropology of the Body (L6100)306
  Asian Popular Cinema (P5051)306
  Celebrity, Media and Culture (P5014)306
  Cities, Capital, Culture (P5039)306
  Consuming Passions (V3036)306
  Current Themes in the Anthropology of Latin America (L6096)306
  Development, Business and Corporate Social Responsibility (L2131SDUA)306
  Environmental Anthropology (L6101)306
  Landscape, Nature and Representation (F8085DCS)306
  Men and Masculinities (L6083)306
  Public Relations (P5038)306
  Sociology of Fun (Aut) (L4093A)306
  The Anthropology of Europe (L6098)306
 Autumn & Spring TeachingOptionAnthropology Thesis (L6078)306
 Spring SemesterOptionAlternative Societies (Spr) (L4090B)306
  Anthropology of Fertility, Reproduction and Health (L6035)306
  Anthropology of Islam and Muslim Societies (L6091)306
  Body and Society: Representing Women (810V4B)307
  Cultures of Colonialism (F8030DCS2)306
  Digital Industries and Internet Cultures (P4102)306
  Everyday Life and Technology (P3020)306
  Human Rights (L2124SD)306
  Identity & Interaction (L4061B)306
  Media, Publics and Protest (P4016)306
  Race, Ethnicity and Identity (L6090D)306
  The Anthropology of Africa (L6055)306
  The Anthropology of Food (001AUS)306
  Understanding Contemporary India (L6057)306
  Urban Multiculture: postcolonialism, performance, sound and the city (P4101)306

Course convenors

Photo of Margaretta Jolly

Margaretta Jolly
Professor of Cultural Studies
T: +44 (0)1273 873585

About your joint honours course

Sussex has always promoted interdisciplinary study by encouraging students to combine different subjects and different approaches to learning. Joint-honours courses are an ideal option if you want to study more than one subject in depth. A key idea behind joint-honours is to experience the range of ways that different academic disciplines use to teach, learn and research. Those differences are stimulating and challenging, but they can also be confusing, so you will find some useful information below to help you get the most out of your course.

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