Worlds and Selves (003AN)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

This module will introduce interdisciplinary anthropological perspectives concerning subjectivity and “being-in-the-world”. You'll work together to explore anthropological engagements with gender and queer theories, epistemologies of race and ethnicity, theories of context, culture and character, and existential and psycho-social perspectives. In doing so you will examine relations between people, places and other entities, such as animals, organic matter and “things”.

You will be examined by undertaking 4 x 500-word reflexive assignments, drawing on life-experiences alongside creative and practical responses to the topics and themes of the module.

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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: