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ANTH3947: Anthropological Skills for Climate Change Survival
|Type||Open||Level||3||Credits||10||Availability||Available in 2022/23||Module Cap||None.||Location||Durham
- ANTH2051 Politics and Economics OR ANTH2161 Kinship and Religion
Excluded Combination of Modules
- To develop an understanding of anthropological approaches to climate change.
- To enable students to interrogate categories of thought and action linked to the challenges of climate change
- To explore ethnographic studies of climate change in social worlds
- Developing anthropological perspectives
- Culture and Climate in historical frames
- The concept of Global Warming
- The nexus of Energy-Food-Water in anthropological analyses
- Environmental Governance and climate resilience in comparative perspective
- Ethnographic Encounters
- Anthropocene and Post-development
- The Ends of the World in Pluriversal Times
- At the end of the module, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate advanced levels of current knowledge and intensive understanding in anthropological approaches to climate change research.
- Deploy analytical skills specific to analysing and interpreting climate science, policy and ethics from a comparative cultural perspective.
- Be competent in accessing and assimilating specialised climate research literature of an interdisciplinary character.
- In-depth knowledge of climate change research within social anthropology, with emphasis on interpretation and comprehensive understanding of ethnographic data.
- Preparation and effective communication of research methods, data, interpretation and arguments in written form.
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module
- Classes will integrate lecture, tutorial and online components.
- Lecture elements will provide students with an outline of key knowledge and debates in the topic area, discuss the literature that students should explore, and provide relevant examples and cases studies.
- Tutorial elements will develop topics introduced in lectures and required reading to analyse aspects or case studies in greater depth and to prepare students for their summative assignment.
- Student preparation and reading time will allow engagement with specific references in advance of tutorials and general and particular reading related to the assessment, which will be a written assignment (a case study essay).
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
|Classes||15||Specified in module handbook||1||15|
|Preparation and Reading||85|
|Component: Coursework||Component Weighting: 100%|
|Element||Length / duration||Element Weighting||Resit Opportunity|
500 word review
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University