Undergraduate Course: Pictures: The Anthropology of Images and Mediation (SCAN10060)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||In a world full of pictures, how can we understand and critically comment on the images that surround us and on the media through which they appear? Drawing on visual and media anthropology, this course will give you the intellectual and practical skills to think and write about, as well as make, the pictures with which we live.
How to understand the pictures that surround us and by which we live? This course will give you the skills to understand and analyse pictures as more than a mirror of a reality that exists outside of images and their media. We will explore visual and media anthropology literature, plus texts from art history, cultural studies, philosophy and media studies, as well as investigate image making practices and (audio)visual artefacts, to understand how pictures make the world in which we live.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Critically understand and analyse images and processes of mediation from within an anthropological framework;
- Demonstrate good familiarity with the key thinkers, theoretical debates and concepts that have shaped visual and media anthropology
- Use some of the practical audio-visual skills of media and visual anthropologists
- Write insightfully about audio-visual media for both academic and non-academic audiences
- Use a blogging platform to present written and visual material produced by the student.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Visual Anthropology,Media Ethnography,Images,Mediation
|Course organiser||Dr Lotte Hoek
Tel: (0131 6)50 6970
|Course secretary||Ms Siobhan Carroll
Tel: (0131 6)50 3079