Undergraduate Module Descriptor


ANT3013: Visual Anthropology: Methods & Perspectives

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level6
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (10 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Iza Kavedzija (Lecturer)

Pre-requisites

none

Co-requisites

none

Available via distance learning

No

This course provides a critical introduction to the many ways anthropologists engage with visual phenomena, from their use of visual methodologies and analysis of representations, to their ethnographic study of everyday visual forms. Focusing on a wide range of visual media, from photography, museum exhibitions and popular representations on TV, to dress, body art, architecture and other everyday visual and material forms, the course raises issues about the significance of visibility, the politics of representation, the social life of visual and material forms and the relationship between seeing and other senses.

Module created

01/10/2013

Last revised

24/08/2015