Skip to content

Module Catalogue

Breadcrumbs navigation

SA4867   The Anthropology of Crisis

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: Lecture - Tuesday 10am-12noon (followed by Seminar)

This module looks at how anthropologists analyse power and governance in the contemporary world. Topics and themes include minority governance, political irony and satire, social movements, illegal organisations, the post-truth era, migration, and more. Assigned readings are theoretical and ethnographic and help us understand how social orders are constituted and contested, and how governance relates to local, regional, state and institutional power.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 hour lecture (11 weeks), 1 hour seminar (11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 286

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination or 48 hour Take Home Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination or 48 hour Take Home Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr S Pipyrou
Module teaching staff: Dr Stavroula Pipyrou
Module coordinator email sp78@st-andrews.ac.uk