Theory: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Theory: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Assessment: book review (2000 words) [50%], essay (2000 words) [50%]

    This module builds on the first year Anthropology modules, where students will have been introduced to key theoretical developments (functionalism, structural-functionalism, structuralism, Marxism, feminism and post-modernism) through a chronological approach. This chronology will also be observed, but the emphasis will be on how the theoretical developments have shaped anthropological understandings both today and in the past.

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