Worlds and Selves (003AN)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

You’re introduced to interdisciplinary anthropological perspectives concerning subjectivity and “being-in-the-world”.

This involves anthropological engagements with gender and queer theories, epistemologies of race and ethnicity, and existential and psycho-social perspectives.

Through this you explore literature that considers people’s senses of self and their senses of the world around them. In doing so the module aims to open up questions pertaining to the nature of “being” in the world, to examine relations between people, places and other entities, such as animals, organic matter and “things”.

We consider this when it comes to thinking about social worlds and life experience.

You’ll aim to develop practical tools for reflexive understanding as a method for ethnographic insight.

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 22 hours of contact time and about 128 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 2020/21. 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.