146.701 Contemporary Approaches in Anthropological Theory (30 credits)

A study of current theoretical issues and debates in social anthropology.

Details Details

  • Year: 2018
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester one full semester
  • Location: Manawatu Campus
  • Coordinator: Dr Sita Venkateswar
  • Subject: Social Anthropology
  • College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

Note: You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Dates

  • Start Date: Monday 26 February, 2018
  • End date: Sunday 24 June, 2018

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Monday 12 March, 2018
  • Without academic penalty: Friday 25 May, 2018

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of a variety of current theoretical positions in anthropology.
  2. Demonstrate mastery of the research and writing skills and language necessary for engagement with contemporary theoretical issues.
  3. Formulate and articulate well-supported individual positions in relation to current theoretical debates within the discipline.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting Note
1 Online Presentation 1 25.0%
2 Commentary 1,2 25.0%
3 Essay 2,3 50.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.

Completion requirements

Students must complete all assessments in order to pass the course.

Textbooks

It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.

Compulsory
  • The Ground Between: Anthropologists Engage Philosophy
    Author: V. Das, M.D. Jackson, A. Kleinman, B. Singh (Eds)
    ISBN: 9780822357186
    Edition: 2014
    Publisher: Duke University Press

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