Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT1002: Introduction to Social Anthropology Part 2

This module descriptor refers to the 2012/3 academic year.


NQF Level L4
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Tom Rice (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


This module will expand your understanding of social/cultural anthropology and its history and unique comparative perspective based on ethnographic research. We will read and discuss a broad range of ethnographic case studies to understand different cultural perceptions of how things have meanings and ‘agency’; how people think and deal with the order and disorder of their social world; how we are subject to power but also able to resist it; and how globalisation manifests itself in the lives of people living both in cities and in remote areas. The focus of this module is on the study of contemporary human social and cultural diversity, and the relation between local places and global systems of cultural practice, knowledge and power.

Module created

December 2011

Last revised

20th November 2012