Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2107: Culture and Wellbeing

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

The central aims of this module are to enable you to build an understanding of positive aspects of life and efforts to flourish, often in adverse circumstances; and to critically evaluate claims about wellbeing and the assumptions that underwrite them (including policy statements, political claims, and economic agendas). The module thus aims to seek a balance between critical and constructive approaches. 

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 knowledge and understanding of the current state of anthropological and sociological debates related to wellbeing;
2. Show a developing understanding of specific issues related to the understanding of wellbeing – such as care, work, creativity, or hope – based on anthropological, sociological and related literature.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Link theoretical concepts with grounded examples;
4. Show competence in critically assessing claims about wellbeing;
Personal and Key Skills5. Communicate concepts and ideas clearly both orally and in writing;
6. Work independently and in groups, within a limited time frame, to complete a specified task