Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2013: Visual Anthropology: Methods and Perspectives

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

Module Aims

  • To provide an overview of current perspectives and methods in visual anthropology
  • To introduce you to diverse materials in anthropology of art and photography, ethnographic film and cinema studies
  • To encourage a direct and sustained engagement with visual forms of communication as tools for understanding anthropological concepts
  • To develop an anthropological grasp of the politics and practices of representation

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. display an understanding of the visual media and cultures
2. demonstrate an understanding of the methodological and substantive issues associated with visual anthropology
Discipline-Specific Skills3. display an understanding of the discipline’s approach to visual culture in relation to other approaches and explanations offered in the humanities and social sciences;
4. appreciate key issues relevant to the visual methods, and develop critical, comparative and cross-cultural insight;
Personal and Key Skills5. demonstrate transferable skills in formulating, researching and addressing focused questions;
6. prepare focused and comprehensive written presentations;
7. work independently and in collaboration with others;
8. prepare and deliver considered oral arguments.