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BA Archaeology and Anthropology / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
Regional Studies of Culture: 2
|Unit level||Level 1|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This course is an introduction to the anthropology of two selected ethnographic regions. It comprises two consecutive sections, each consisting five lectures plus guided reading and dealing with a particular region.
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
Aims for Regional Studies of Culture, 2020 - 2021
- Students will gain an overview of the anthropological studies of each region from historical and contemporary perspectives.
- Students will understand the key themes and theories that have shaped a regional study.
- Students will learn to read ethnographic texts critically, and develop the skill of close reading and analysis of anthropological texts.
- Students will be able to recognize the anthropological arguments developed from comparisons between different studies and different cultures, and why they matter in wider anthropology.
- Students will develop skills in writing analytical and well-structured answers to essay questions.
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures and Weekly Tutorials
70% One final 1000-word essay
20% Weekly exercises (highest 2 marks/5)
10% Attendance and participation in class (5%) and online formative community exercises (5%).
Personalised electronic feedback
There will be online discussions of required reading on discussion forum (BlackBoard or Perusall) with lecturer’s comments on overall discussion once a week.
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|Caroline Parker||Unit coordinator|
|Michelle Obeid||Unit coordinator|
Length of Course: 12 weeks over one semester