Undergraduate Course: Himalayan Ethnography (SCAN10049)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This optional course is designed to introduce the Himalayan region to students of social anthropology. This mountainous region has long occupied a significant space in the imaginary of global relations ? from anthropology, and religious studies to environmentalism, development and tourism. This course is the first to contribute to students understanding of this.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students must have prior study in Social Anthropology or closely related subject area; as a general guide we usually require students to have completed three courses at grade B or above.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| At the conclusion of the course, students should be able to:
? Realise the central position of the Himalayas in western thought and popular culture
? Critically engage with the epistemology of anthropological and other representations of the Himalaya.
? Have an understanding of the dominant religious and political practices in the region.
? Understand the role of development and international relations as an aspect of modernity in the region.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Ian Harper
Tel: (0131 6)50 3816
|Course secretary||Miss Katie Teague
Tel: (0131 6)50 4001