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SA4058   Visual Anthropology

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 1.00 pm Mon Lecture, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Thu (film), Fri 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm OR 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm (tutorial).

This module provides an introduction to visual anthropology. This topic embraces a broad range of subjects such as photography, material culture, art and ethnographic film. The focus here is on film as a medium of ethnographic investigation and the changing nature of how it has been used as a form of enquiry. Debates about the role of the visual and vision are examined through the contribution of important film-makers. The module involves viewing and critically discussing films, as well as lectures.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass SA2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture, 1 seminar.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination or Take-Home Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

Re-assessment: 6,000-word Essay = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr M C Frankland
Module teaching staff: Dr M Frankland