Anthrozoology Residential (ANTM107)

15 credits

In this module you will attend a three-day residential at the University of Exeter. The residential will provide you with a unique opportunity to engage with other postgraduates and academics also involved in theoretical and/or empirical research on human-animal relations at the University of Exeter. Academic speakers will come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including (non-exhaustively) Sociology, Philosophy, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Psychology and Anthropology and will present their own research to student attendees in the form of guest lectures, workshops, seminars and film screenings. Student attendees will also be given opportunity to engage in reflexive analysis and critical debate during roundtable discussions stimulated by the presented academic content, set readings and in the light of wider current debates in Anthrozoology and cognate disciplines.

 

As it is expected that the general themes of the residential will change every year, multiple attendance for students taking the course will be allowed and encouraged. However the module can only be taken as an accredited module (i.e. count towards your degree) on one occasion. This module will be assessed through the production of a 4000 word portfolio review of the papers presented at the residential, incorporating a critical discussion of the theoretical and/or methodological and/or ethical issues raised by the different speakers.

 

Full attendance at, and participation in, all aspects of the entire residential event is expected from all accredited-module attendees. Non-accredited attendance, including partial attendance, is open to all other students registered on the MA Anthrozoology programme, regardless of whether they have previously taken the accredited module or not, as well as to newly-admitted MA students in Anthrozoology who have yet to embark on their studies.