Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2021: Anthropology of the Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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:

  • Ethnography of the Middle East, Politics of Representation 
  • Orientalism and Ethnography
  • Kinship and Social Organization
  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Gender and Feminism
  • Arts, Aesthetics, and Heritage 
  • Nations, Ethnicities, and the State
  • Cultural Production
  • Youth and Popular Culture
  • Mass Displacements, Movement and Mobility
  • Emerging Trends

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

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

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning & Teaching22Twelve 2-hour seminars
Scheduled Learning & Teaching4Film and documentary screenings
Guided independent study20Preparing seminar-presentation
Guided independent study74Reading and research
Guided independent study30Web-based activities

Online Resources

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