Current Practices in Anthropology and Development (854L6)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

You examine how anthropologists currently engage with the policies, projects and organisations in international development practices.

As this is a vast field, the module cannot attempt to cover this comprehensively. Rather, we draw on the particular research expertise of the Sussex Anthropology Department, focusing on case material concerning anthropological interventions in policy fields such as health, environment, activism, and corporate social responsibility.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 15 hours of contact time and about 135 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.