Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM107: Anthrozoology Residential

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

Module Aims

The primary aim of the module is to provide distance-learning students on the MA Anthrozoology with the opportunity to participate in an immersive, interactive, face-to-face learning environment with their peers and established scholars. Through attendance at the residential and active participation in and contribution to academic and non-academic debates in Anthrozoology students will develop a good understanding of the interdisciplinary scope inherent to Anthrozoological research. The format of the residential will enable students who usually study at a distance to experience more traditional approaches to the dissemination of academic research and to engage directly with the theoretical, methodological and ethical issues encountered by practicing academics from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. Participating academics will present their research in the form of lectures, workshops and conference papers which will be followed by interactive, student-led group discussions.

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 a thorough engagement with and understanding of a range of multi-disciplinary approaches to human interactions with other animals
2. discuss and critically assess the implications of approaching human interactions with other animals from a range of disciplinary perspectives
3. show a good understanding of the different theoretical and methodological approaches which scholars studying human-animal interactions utilise in order to understand these varied interactions
Discipline-Specific Skills4. demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which different academic disciplines approach and analyse human interactions with other animals
5. engage with and critically assess some of the current debates (theoretical, methodological, ethical) relating to human interactions with other animals
6. make reflexive, theoretically informed comparisons between the work of practicing scholars from a range of academic disciplines and your own research and/or experiences relating to human interactions with other animals
Personal and Key Skills7. demonstrate critical, analytical thinking and synoptic skills
8. demonstrate the confidence/ability to discuss in a critically analytical manner the arguments presented by other academics
9. express complex ideas in a clear, coherent and reflexive manner through the formulation and dissemination of cogent arguments (both verbally and in writing)
10. demonstrate the ability to participate as a productive member of a team during group discussions