Undergraduate Course: Fundamentals: Anthropological Practice (SCAN08006)
|School of Social and Political Science
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
|Not available to visiting students
|This course introduces students to anthropological practice outside academia, helps students understand potential career routes after anthropology honours, and the ways in which anthropological knowledge and skills relates to careers outside academia. The course includes a variety of presentations from alumnai and applied anthropologists. It
also includes a semester long group project developing an online presentation. The course will introduce students to issues around ¿applied¿ and ¿public anthropology¿. Broadly speaking, applied anthropology takes anthropological skills and insights, and puts them to work in other fields of work. Public anthropology is often seen as using anthropological insights to make contributions to wider public debates.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
|Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|Students will be assessed on three components. These will consist of two short (300-350 word) student responses and a 10-15 minute group presentation.
Awards are made on a pass/fail basis. You MUST pass the course to proceed to the next year of study.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- An understanding the uses of anthropology beyond academia
- An understanding of the different career routes following completion of a degree in anthropology
- Developed key skills in communicating anthropological arguments to non-academic audiences
- Acquired advanced skills in working in teams and producing collaborative outputs
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
|This course will run over ten weeks and consist of a combination of five bi-weekly two hour sessions led by the course convener.
During the weeks when there is not a scheduled Fundamentals session, there will instead be the opportunity to participate in an Peer Assisted Learning Group. Autonomous Learning Groups are a form of peer support and allow students to get together in small groups to work through a particular theme or problem collectively. These sessions are scheduled for the same time and place as the Fundamentals sessions, but on alternate weeks to those sessions.
| Leila Sinclair-Bright
|Miss Lauren Ayre
Tel: (0131 6)50 4001