Social Anthropology allows for the holistic study of people's ideas, beliefs, practices and activities in a wide range of local, global, diasporic and transnational settings - from their rural and/or urban social, political and economic organisations to, their rituals, dwellings, lifestyles and forms of religious worship.
Similarly, in many ways the study of History is the study of people working with sources and a range of historical opinion to understanding how the individuals, societies and events of the past have shaped the world today.
Both programmes follow a modular structure allowing students to tailor their studies to their own interests.
History at Kent was ranked 1st for research in The Complete University Guide 2014. And, in the National Student Survey 2013 History was ranked 10th for student satisfaction.
Anthropology at Kent was ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction in the 2013 National Student Survey. And, in The Guardian University Guide 2014, Anthropology at Kent was ranked 5th for graduate employment prospects.
The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take wild modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.
Possible modules may include:
HI426 - Making History: Theory and Practice
SE301 - Social Anthropology
SE302 - Foundations of Biological Anthropology
Possible modules may include:
SE586 - Ethnographies 1
SE587 - Ethnographies 2
SE588 - Advanced Social Anthropology I
SE589 - Advanced Social Anthropology II
HI613 - Conflict in Seventeenth Century Britain
HI632 - The Tools of Empire 1760-1920
HI707 - Britain and The Falklands War
HI742 - The Cold War, 1941-1991
HI783 - Anglo-Saxon England
HI789 - The Art of Death
HI795 - Inviting Doomsday: US Environmental
HI763 - How the West was Won (or lost): The American West in the Nineteenth Cen
HI5013 - Popular Religion and Heresy, 1100-1300
HI5023 - The American Civil War Era 1848-1877
HI5031 - African History since 1800
HI5035 - History of Modern Medicine and Medical Ethics,1800-2000
HI5041 - Gothic Art: Image and Imagination in Europe, c.1140-1500
HI5055 - Russia: 1855-1945 Reform, Revolution and War
HI5065 - British History c. 1480-1620
HI5075 - Marvels, Monsters and Freaks 1780-1920
HI5092 - Armies at War 1914-1918
HI5094 - Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies: The British and French Experienc
HI566 - History Dissertation
HI6002 - The British Army and Empire c1750-1920
HI6009 - Europe and the Islamic World, c 1450-1750
HI6018 - Victorian Science
HI6025 - Everyday Life in Early Modern Europe
HI6036 - Science Satirised
HI6042 - The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset
HI6032 - Persecution, Repression and Resistance
HI6034 - Anglo-French Relations 1904 - 1945
HI6047 - Communist Eastern Europe, 1945-89
Possible modules may include:
SE579 - The Anthropology of Amazonia
SE591 - Southern Mediterranean Societies: Mashriq andMaghreb
SE592 - The Ethnography of Central Asian Societies
SE547 - South East Asian Societies
SE601 - European Societies
SE593 - Evolution of Human Diversity
SE594 - Anthropology and Development
SE595 - Social Computing
SE584 - The Anthropology of Business
SE585 - From the Raw to the Cooked: The Anthropology of Eating
SE534 - Special Project in Social Anthropology
SE542 - Human Ecology
SE549 - The Anthropology of Health, Illness and Medicine
SE550 - The Anthropology of Gender
SE551 - Anthropology and Language
SE552 - Culture and Cognition
SE554 - Visual Anthropology Theory
SE555 - Project in Visual Anthropology
SE556 - Social Sciences in the Classroom
SE565 - Sex Evolution and Human Nature
SE573 - Ethnicity and Nationalism
SE575 - Medicinal Plants: Home Remedy, Pharmaceutical, Illicit Drug
SE752 - Anthropology of Creativity
HI6049 - The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the Atlantic World, c. 1500 - 1900
HI605 - Independent Documentary Study in History
HI6035 - Anglo-French Relations 1904 - 1945
HI6044 - British Politics 1625-1642
HI6045 - Origins of the Second World War
HI6046 - Wolves, Walruses and the Wild
HI6037 - Science Satirised
HI6039 - The Rights Revolution: The 20th Century US Supreme Court & Society
HI6040 - The Discovery of the World c.1450 - 1800
HI6041 - The Crusades in the Thirteenth Century
HI6029 - The Great War: British Memory, History and Culture
HI6030 - Empires of Religion
HI6021 - Famine in Pre-Industrial Societies
HI6024 - Napoleon and Europe, 1799 - 1815
HI6012 - From Crisis to Revolution: France 1774-1799
HI6014 - Riders on the Storm
HI6016 - The English Reformation and the Invention of the Middle Ages
HI5095 - Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies: The British and French Experienc
HI5099 - The Wars of the Roses
HI5093 - Armies at War 1914-1918
HI5068 - War and Modern Medicine 1850-1950
HI5072 - The American Revolution
HI5024 - The American Civil War Era 1848-1877
HI770 - From Blitzkrieg to Baghdad: Armoured Warfare in Theory, Practise and Im
HI796 - Inviting Doomsday: US Environmental
HI747 - The Cold War, 1941 - 1991
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