SA3902 - An Anthropology of Global Social Issues
2022 to 2023 (Semester 2)
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Key module information
SCQF level 9
Only available to those enrolling on the MA Combined Studies or already enrolled on the MA/BSc General degree taken in the evening.
To be confirmed.
Dr K L Lane
Dr Karen Lane
This module invites students to critically assess what anthropological perspectives of the 'local' can contribute to an understanding of the 'global'. The module aims to show how ethnographically grounded research offers a unique lens for studying global social issues and new perspectives to guide action and policy aimed at tackling them. We will do this by approaching six global issues through ethnographic and theoretical perspectives to see how anthropology, more than an academic discipline, is a critical tool to approach the 'real' world. In doing so, we will get glimpses of anthropology's past, rethink its role in the present, and imagine its future(s).
Relationship to other modules
Must have passed any Social Science or humanities evening degree module
Coursework = 100%
5,000-word Essay = 100%
Learning and teaching methods and delivery
1 x 1 hour lecture, 1 x 2 hour tutorial
Scheduled learning hours
Guided independent study hours