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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT1009: Theories and Approaches in Anthropology

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level 4
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Iza Kavedzija (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module provides an overview of key theoretical and empirical approaches in anthropology. It offers you a historical perspective, showing how theoretical approaches emerge in relation to one another and to specific sociohistorical circumstances, but also emphasizes how the approaches remain useful as practical tools for analyzing the social and cultural realities faced by researchers today. The purpose of this module is thus to show you the continuing relevance of the principles of anthropological analysis developed over the past century for our understanding of social world, highlighting theoretical continuities while also attending to key changes and developments in the theoretical field. 

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