Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Anthropology Placement

LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Anthropological Sciences

DESCRIPTION Students will be attending a hosting agency (according to availability of placements) where they will be given specific guidelines to follow. Students will be expected to attend a total of 100 placement hours. Students will be working in a field related to their anthropological studies such as Intangible Cultural Heritage Management. They will be given tasks and supervised in their work by the hosting agency.

Study-unit Aims:

The objective of this study-unit is to provide students with the opportunity to:

- Experience the environment of a real workplace and identify how anthropological training can assist in the purpose of achieving organisational objectives;
- Organise themselves so that they can receive, quickly understand and carry out instructions to the satisfaction of their superiors as a means of developing towards the completion of more responsible work;
- Develop the interpersonal skills required to enable them to work efficiently as a member of a team trying to achieve organisational goals.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Apply anthropological knowledge to the workings of an NGO or Cultural Agency;
- Identify the role of the different professionals working within the agency;
- Conduct research in a related field according to the placement needs.

2. Skills
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Frequent a work environment where they will be given specific tasks to be carried out;
- Link theory to practice;
- Apply their anthropological knowledge to address practical tasks and challenges;
- Write reports and assist in the compilation of data as needed.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- Pink, S. (2006) Applications of Anthropology: Professional Anthropology in the Twenty-first Century. Berghahn Books.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Placement and Tutorial

Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Report Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Jean-Paul Baldacchino

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