Skills for Anthropology and Conservation - SE308

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury Autumn
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4 15 (7.5) DR IG Bride

Pre-requisites

BA Social Anthropology co-requisites: SE301 Introduction to Social Anthropology; SE 302 Foundations of Human Culture; SE 307 Thinkers and Theories
BSc Anthropology co-requisites: SE301 Introduction to Soc Anthropology; SE 302 Foundations of Human Culture; SE 307 Thinkers and Theories
BSc Biological Anthropology co-requisites: SE301 Introduction to Social Anthropology; SE 302 Foundations of Human Culture; SE 307 Thinkers and Theories
BSc Medical Anthropology co-requisites: SE301 Introduction to Social Anthropology; SE 302 Foundations of Human Culture; SE 307 Thinkers and Theories
BSc Wildlife Conservation: DI305 Biodiversity; DI311 Green Planet; SA 303 Social Science Introduction to the Environment

Restrictions

None

2017-18

Overview

This module is designed to introduce students to the range of basic practical and technical skills required across the School's BA and BSc programmes. The following areas will be covered:
Literary skills - different types of academic writing, and when and how to use them.
Reading skills - how to read an academic paper, how to precis an argument, how to make notes on a book chapter.
Bibliographical skills - how to construct a bibliography and the use of the library, online databases and full-text journals.
Correct referencing and the use of Endnote/Refworks.
Data collection and handling - the use of spreadsheets for simple statistics and graphs.
Planning projects and fieldwork.
The use of appropriate specialist software.
Photography and video skills.

Details

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Contact hours

24 hours

Availability

THIS MODULE IS NOT AVAILABLE TO BE TAKEN AS A 'WILD' MODULE
This module contributes:
BA Social Anthropology; BSc Anthropology; BSc Biological Anthropology; BSc Medical Anthropology; BSc Wildlife Conservation

Method of assessment

100% coursework

Preliminary reading

Ashman & Creme, "How to Write Essays", Blackwell, 2005
Ashman & Creme, "Reading for Study", Blackwell, 1990
Ashman & Creme, "Taking Notes from Lectures", Blackwell, 2005
Fisher & Harrison, "Citing References", Blackwell, 2005
Cottrell, S. 2000. Palgrave Study Skills. Palgrave Macmillan
Harvey, M. 2003. The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing. Hackett Publishing Co.
Moore et al. 2010. The Ultimate Study Skills handbook. Open University Press.
Neville, C. 2010. The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism. Open University Press.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

Acquisition of skills necessary for successful completetion of the School's BA and BSc programmes including:

12.1 Acquisition of literary skills - different types of academic writing, and when to use them
12.2 Acquisition of reading skills - how to read an academic paper, precis an
argument, make notes on a book chapter
12.3 Acquisition of bibliographical skills - using the library, online databases, full-text journals etc.
12.4 Acquisition of referencing skills
12.5 Acquisition of practical skills in the use of photography/video
12.6 Introduction to data collection and handling
12.7 Introduction to planning projects and fieldwork
12.8 Introduction to programme specific IT skills e.g. kinship software for
social anthropology; cladistic software for biological anthropology, wildlife conservation and biodiversity

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