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

100%: Seminar

Assessment

100%: Written assessment (Essay)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, 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.