Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT1004: Introduction to Social Anthropology-Theorising the Everyday World

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Aims

This module will deepen your foundational knowledge of anthropological theory and concepts, and expand your ability to think critically and analytically about key questions and problems in studying the worlds of other people and our own. You will also begin to develop a sensibility for the practical and ethical issues arising in the context of ethnographic fieldwork (and related qualitative social research) whose methods are increasingly used in a variety of organisational and professional contexts

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate understanding of shared and diverse socio-cultural practices;
2. Demonstrate the relationship between specific social and cultural practices and broader global and historical processes;
3. Show the ability to understand and apply key anthropological concepts and approaches to the study of the social world;
4. Display, in written and oral form, the ability to question cultural assumptions;
Discipline-Specific Skills5. Critically evaluate classic and contemporary anthropological texts;
6. Communicate in a formal academic writing style with appropriate referencing and independent research;
7. Display - in written and oral form - an understanding of the discipline's relation to, and difference from, other approaches in the social sciences;
8. Identify and discuss key anthropological issues relevant to the contemporary world in critical, comparative and cross-cultural context;
Personal and Key Skills9. Demonstrate transferable problem-solving skills by formulating, researching, and addressing questions in a focused way;
10. Prepare focused and comprehensive written and oral presentations, and discuss ideas and interpretations with others in a clear and reasoned way;
11. Plan and execute work independently and in collaboration with others;
12. Demonstrate skills in cross-cultural understanding, translation and comparison, which will be of advantage in a broad range of professional settings.