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MODULE SPECIFICATION TEMPLATE
SECTION 1: MODULE SPECIFICATIONS
Confirmation that this version of the module specification has been approved by the School
Learning and Teaching Committee:
……………29/04/2015…………….(date)
1.
Title of the module
SE571 Anthropology Year Abroad
2.
School or partner institution which will be responsible for management of the module
School of Anthropology and Conservation
3.
Start date of the module
September 2004, revised September 2014 and September 2015
4.
The number of students expected to take the module
Approx.15
5.
Modules to be withdrawn on the introduction of this proposed module and consultation with other
relevant Schools and Faculties regarding the withdrawal
SE572 Anthropology Spring Term Mark
6.
The level of the module (e.g. Certificate [C], Intermediate [I], Honours [H] or Postgraduate [M])
H
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The number of credits and the ECTS value which the module represents
120 credits (60 ECTS)
8.
Which term(s) the module is to be taught in (or other teaching pattern)
Autumn and Spring
9.
Prerequisite and co-requisite modules
To be eligible to go abroad students must pass all University requirements, meet all SAC
conditions and complete the application process to the host institution in the second year, unless
the Board of Examiners determines otherwise based on concessionary or other evidence.
10. The programmes of study to which the module contributes
BA Social Anthropology with a Year Abroad
BSc Anthropology with a Year Abroad
BSc Biological Anthropology with a Year Abroad
11. The intended subject specific learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module, students will have:
11.1 acquired an appreciation of the relevance of anthropology to understanding everyday
processes and productions of people anywhere in the world, by living and studying abroad.
11.2 developed, through first-hand experience of life in another culture, the ability to understand
how people influence and adapt to their social, cultural and physical environments while
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nonetheless possessing a capacity for individual agency which can allow them to transcend
environmental constraints.
11.3 a systematic understanding of how social, cultural and/or biological diversity influences
human relationships and organisation, in the context of living in another culture.
12. The intended generic learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module, students will have:
12.1 enhanced, intercultural sensitive communication and interpersonal skills
12.2 enhanced ability for self-management, flexibility, focus and project management
12.3 augmented their employment skills through formal and informal learning in an
international context.
13. A synopsis of the curriculum
Students will spend one academic year studying in a University with whom Kent has agreements
for such exchanges. The purpose of the Year Abroad is to give students an opportunity to further
their anthropological experience by living in another culture, as well as studying in a new HE
context. Students develop a learning agreement (i.e. list of modules to be taken) with the module
convenor (Year Abroad Coordinator) before commencing the year abroad. Students are
registered for this module during their Year Abroad. During the year abroad itself students will
follow the modules in their learning agreements at their host universities, therefore the curriculum
will vary for each student, depending on the host institution and modules chosen. All students
are encouraged to take primarily anthropology modules, or closely related subjects but are
allowed the equivalent of one ‘wild module’ per term, as well as one language module, if
appropriate.
14. Indicative Reading List
Readings will vary, depending on which modules students register for during the year abroad.
15. Learning and Teaching Methods, including the nature and number of contact hours and the total
study hours which will be expected of students, and how these relate to achievement of the
intended module learning outcomes
Learning and teaching methods will vary depending on the host institution and the modules
chosen. Inclusive of independent study this module will require a total of 1,200 hours of study.
The different learning and teaching methods will collectively enable students to achieve learning
outcomes 11.1-11.3 and 12.1-12.3
16. Assessment methods and how these relate to testing achievement of the intended module
learning outcomes
The assessment methods cover the learning outcomes; the assessment methods are set by the host
institution and will vary depending on which institution and which modules are chosen. If students
pass a module at the host institution they will be awarded the corresponding credits for that module.
Kent will assess this module on a pass/fail basis, obtaining the equivalent of 120 Kent credits – as
documented by the transcript issued by the host institution – being required to award a pass.
17. Implications for learning resources, including staff, library, IT and space
There are no other resource implications, as students will conduct this module while abroad.
18. The School recognises and has embedded the expectations of current disability equality
legislation, and supports students with a declared disability or special educational need in its
teaching. Within this module we will make reasonable adjustments wherever necessary,
including additional or substitute materials, teaching modes or assessment methods for students
who have declared and discussed their learning support needs. Arrangements for students with
declared disabilities will be made on an individual basis, in consultation with the
University’s/Collaborative Partner’s (delete as applicable) disability/dyslexia support service, and
specialist support will be provided where needed. Although all student ILP requirements may not
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necessarily extend to all partner institutions, they will be taken into account by the module
convenor when assessing relevant coursework.
19. Campus(es) where module will be delivered:
Not applicable
If the module is part of a programme in a Partner College or Validated Institution, please
complete the following:
20. Partner College/Validated Institution:
21. University School responsible for the programme:
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SECTION 2: MODULE IS PART OF A PROGRAMME OF STUDY IN A UNIVERSITY SCHOOL
Statement by the School Director of Learning and Teaching/School Director of Graduate
Studies (as appropriate): "I confirm I have been consulted on the above module proposal and have
given advice on the correct procedures and required content of module proposals"
.........06/05/2015...........................
Date
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Director of Learning and Teaching
Tatyana Humle
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Print Name
Statement by the Head of School: "I confirm that the School has approved the introduction of the
module and, where the module is proposed by School staff, will be responsible for its resourcing"
...5/5/15.....................
Date
Head of School……João de Pina-Cabral……….
Print Name
SECTION 3: MODULE IS PART OF A PROGRAMME IN A PARTNER COLLEGE OR VALIDATED
INSTITUTION
(Where the module is proposed by a Partner College/Validated Institution)
Statement by the Nominated Officer of the College/Validated Institution (delete as applicable): "I
confirm that the College/Validated Institution (delete as applicable) has approved the introduction of
the module and will be responsible for its resourcing"
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Nominated Responsible Officer of Partner
College/Validated Institution
Date
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Print Name
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Post
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Partner College/Validated Institution
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