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SA3902   An Anthropology of Global Social Issues

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Available only to Evening Degree students.

Planned timetable: Thu 6.30 - 9.00 pm

This module invites students to critically assess what anthropological perspectives of the 'local' can contribute to an understanding of the 'global'. The module aims to show how ethnographically grounded research offers a unique lens for stuying global social issues and new perspectives to guide action and policy aimed at tackling them. We will do this by approaching six global issues through ethnographic and theoretical perspectives to see how anthropology, more than an academic discipline, is a critical tool to approach the 'real' world. In doing so, we will get glimpses of anthropology's past, rethink its role in the present, and imagine its future(s).

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass SA2901 and pass SA1901

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 1-hour lecture and 1 x 2-hour tutorial.

Scheduled learning hours: 27

Guided independent study hours: 273

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: 5,000-word Essay = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr Karen Lane