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.


50%: Lecture
50%: Seminar


100%: Practical (Portfolio)

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.

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 2023/24. 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: