Undergraduate Course: Fundamentals: Studying Anthropology (SCAN08007)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||A course to help familiarise students with university study and to introduce students to anthropology at Edinburgh. It focuses on generic academic study skills, but using anthropological texts and key practices as examples.
How do anthropologists write? How do they make use of literature? How do they present their research? How does an excellent essay look? This course will answer these and other key questions about studying social anthropology. While primarily designed to make new students familiar with important academic skills, the course has a second aim: to strengthen connections between new students and introduce them to the subject area. Some sessions will be accompanied by activities outside the classroom.
NB: the course starts in Week 2 (Thursday, 27 September) and runs for 5 consecutive weeks.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Have acquired basic skills in literature searches and creating a bibliography.
- Read and understand the basic argument of anthropological articles.
- Write and structure an anthropological essay; how to plan for revision and basic revision techniques.
- Develop core presentation skills including public speaking, the creation of summaries for presentation, and visual literacy.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Agustin Diz
Tel: (0131 6)50 3079
|Course secretary||Mr Ewen Miller
Tel: (0131 6)50 3925