SA2901 - Today's World
2022 to 2023 (Semester 1)
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Key module information
SCQF level 8
Only available to those enrolling on the MA Combined Studies or already enrolled on the MA/BSc General degree taken in the evening.
Wed 6.30 - 9.30 pm
Dr K L Lane
Dr Karen Lane
This module investigates ways in which anthropological ideas and approaches can be used to understand the complexities of today's world. This module will situate anthropological works dealing with important themes in current world: economic, social and political debates such as development, climate change, and the indigenous people's political movement, within wider past and present frameworks of anthropological thought. We aim to show Evening Degree students the importance of anthropology as a discipline in understanding contemporary social phenomena as well as reinforcing the anthropological understanding and tools they were introduced to in SA1901.
Coursework = 100%
5,000-word Essay = 100%
Learning and teaching methods and delivery
1 x 2.5-hour session per week combining lecture and seminar
Scheduled learning hours
Guided independent study hours