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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Social and Political Science : Social Anthropology

Undergraduate Course: Fundamentals: Reading and Writing Anthropology (SCAN08009)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Social and Political Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits0 ECTS Credits0
SummaryThis course takes at its premise that both reading and writing well in anthropology can be cultivated through practice. The course builds upon Fundamentals Semester 1 and continues to develop skills in reading and writing for an anthropology degree but with a particular focus on supporting students┐ first (group) research project.
Course description Students will be introduced to some of the theories of knowledge that underpin the ways in which anthropologists write, the questions they ask, and the techniques they use to answer them. Through the close reading of one book-length ethnography and other anthropological texts, as well as through various writing exercises, students will begin to understand what it means to think, read, and write anthropologically. The course aims to develop students' skills in reading and writing specifically geared towards thinking through and writing up their current and future ethnographic research. The final session of the course allows students to discuss their expectations and concerns of transitioning to honours in social anthropology and provides them with strategies for managing this transition.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  80
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 0 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 5 )
Assessment (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. An understanding the uses of anthropology beyond academia
  2. An understanding of the different career routes following completion of a degree in anthropology
  3. Developed key skills in communicating anthropological arguments to non-academic audiences
  4. Acquired advanced skills in working in teams and producing collaborative outputs
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Grit Wesser
Tel:
Email: grit.wesser@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Lauren Ayre
Tel: (0131 6)50 4001
Email: layre@exseed.ed.ac.uk
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