Practising Anthropology

Module code: L6068
Level 4
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework

This module offers an introduction to anthropological practice by answering the question: "What do anthropologists do?"

It starts with a consideration of fieldwork and the core anthropological method of participant observation. It then considers forms of anthropological writing and ethnography.

The module also considers the impact engaged anthropology can have on the modern 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