Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2004: Into the Field

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

1. Finding a researchable topic
2. Surveying existing research and finding your niche
3. Formulating research questions / honing your argument
4. Research design
5. The art of writing proposals
6. Evaluating research
7. Ethics
8. Generating, handling and analyzing data
9. Writing and writing up
10. Identifying good and bad research

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
24 126 0

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity16.5 hours11 X 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity7.5 hours5 X 1.5 hour workshops
Guided Independent study30 hoursCourse readings
Guided Independent study30 hoursPreparing for and writing a Research proposal
Guided Independent study66 hoursPreparation for assignments, library, research etc.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

 ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/