First Year Co-ordinator
Dr Thomas Strong
First Year Co-ordinator
Room 2.05, Rowan House
Office Hours: Tuesday 2-4pm and by appointment
Welcome to your first year of Anthropology. Dr. Mark Maguire begins the First Year programme with a single integrated course, AN111 (Intro), that explores the many faces of human culture, and introduces students to the practice of anthropology through lectures (three one-hour classes per week), film, discussion and practical assignments. Further discussion, skills training and practical assignments are delivered in one-hour tutorial slots that all students must participate in. When you register for a tutorial you will be assigned to a Teaching Assistant in groups of between twenty and twenty-five students; the TA will work with you in even smaller groups of approximately five students.
Following AN111 (Intro) there will be a module called AN122 (Ethnography), delivered by myself, which is accompanied by discussion, skills training and practical assignments in your one-hour tutorial slots. In the second semester there are two modules – AN113 Culture: Themes in Anthropology I (Object Worlds), delivered by Dr Pauline Garvey, and AN114 Culture: Themes in Anthropology II (Talk), delivered by Dr Steve Coleman.
All lecture modules carry five ECTS credits and all take place in the John Hume Building, Lecture Theatre 1, on Tuesdays at 9am, Wednesdays at 1pm and Thursdays at 11am.
Essay coversheets can be found on the relevant moodle page.
2012-13 Guidelines for Students wishing to repeat Modules containing Continuous Assessment
The maximum mark awarded to a piece of continuous assessment submitted for the Autumn repeat examinations is 50%. This will apply except upon presentation of a medical certificate covering the relevant period or in other extremely extenuating circumstances, which must be communicated to, and accepted by, the lecturer prior to, or immediately after, the relevant deadline.
Where applicable, Autumn repeat students may submit continuous assessment work by a date before the Autumn examination, which will be specified by the department. Students are responsible for familiarising themselves with this deadline. If students do not submit by the deadline, the existing continuous assessment mark will be carried forward to the Autumn. No continuous assessment work will be accepted after this date.