How to choose                                                      040   American studies




                            ...
Lalla’s
                   American studies                                                                               ...
Core courses




                                                                                                         ...
Tim’s                                                                                             You combine the study of...
Anthropology




                                                                                                         ...
How will I learn?                                            Anthropology and Development Studies
                        ...
Archaeology and landscape                                                                                                 ...
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree

3,938

Published on

Undergraduate prospectus - University of Sussex

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
3,938
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
3
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
15
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus: How To Choose your degree

  1. 1. How to choose 040 American studies How to choose your degree 043 Anthropology 045 Archaeology and landscape your degree 047 140 Art history Astronomy (see Physics and astronomy) 049 Biochemistry 052 Biology 054 Business and management studies 056 Chemistry 058 Cognitive science 060 Community development (part-time) C hoosing the right degree is one of the most important decisions you will make. Think carefully about what 061 065 067 Computing Contemporary European studies Creativity and the arts (part-time) you want from your studies and what the 068 Cultural studies University can offer. Sussex degrees are 070 Cultures and communities (part-time) 147 Design and technology (see Product design) designed so you can explore subjects in 071 Development studies ways that interest you, as you develop your 073 Drama studies knowledge and understanding. Students 075 Ecology and conservation on single honours programmes choose 077 Economics several courses from outside their 080 Engineering: electrical, electronic and computer systems discipline, while joint degrees and minor 083 Engineering for society: environment options allow you to study exciting or international development 085 Engineering: mechanical, automotive combinations of different subjects. and design Single honours 088 English Single honours programmes allow you to focus mostly on 091 English language one subject, such as Anthropology, English or Psychology. 094 English language teaching (ELT) Within this subject, you will have a range of options so 095 Environmental science you can explore particular areas. You will also select 097 Film studies complementary courses from other subjects to help you 111 French (see Languages at Sussex) understand the subject in its wider context. 099 Geography Joint degrees 111 German (see Languages at Sussex) If you want to study more than one subject in depth, our joint 103 History degrees offer exciting combinations of subjects, like History 106 Human sciences and Film Studies, or Politics and Philosophy. 061 Information technology (see Computing) What you learn in one subject complements and enhances 108 International relations what you learn in the other. Spending half your time on one 111 Italian (see Languages at Sussex) subject and half on the other, you can still choose options 045 Landscape studies (see Archaeology that interest you in each. and landscape) Majors and minors 111 Languages at Sussex Finally, if you want to have a main area of study, but gain 114 Law some understanding in another subject as well, we offer 117 Linguistics an exciting range of ‘minors’ alongside the main degree 054 Management (see Business and programme, such as American Studies with Spanish or management studies) Law with Anthropology. This means you spend three-quarters 119 Mathematics of your time on the major subject and a quarter on the minor 122 Media studies subject. 125 Medical neuroscience 127 Medicine Understanding each subject area Details of all the single honours, joints and minors available 129 Molecular genetics in each subject area are set out on the following pages. 131 Molecular medicine For each, you can see what studying that subject involves 133 Music and where it might take you. As well as looking at the 136 Neuroscience subjects that first interest you, take time to look at a variety 138 Philosophy of others. Sussex offers areas of study that may be new to 140 Physics and astronomy you. But as you explore them, you may find they are just 144 Politics what you want to do. 147 Product design The best way of really understanding what is involved in 149 Psychology any particular degree programme is to talk to us at Sussex. 152 Social work We give contact details for each subject area so you can 154 Sociology get in touch. 111 Spanish (see Languages at Sussex) 172 Alphabetical degree finder and fee bands 39
  2. 2. Lalla’s American studies perspective American studies x chose American Studies at Sussex ‘I x I thought it would be an interesting as complement to my English degree. x x tutors in the American Studies The Department are inspirational, x constantly bringing new, exciting x ideas to seminars and changing my x perspectives. x ‘The fact that it’s a relatively small x department really enhances the x learning experience: classes are more x Essentials Why American studies? intimate, and students are able to x The United States is the sole superpower in the 21st century and its political, economic and cultural build a good relationship with their x What American studies degrees are there? influence is increasingly pervasive and important to us tutors. x American Studies American Studies and English all, wherever we may live. Studying American history, x currently on my year abroad at ‘I’m American Studies and Film Studies culture and society in the context of the Americas Reed University, in Portland, and so x American studies and French therefore provides much needed understanding of how x it’s been an incredibly enriching far, American Studies and History an increasingly interconnected world has come to be the experience. The tutors here expect x American Studies and International Relations way it is. different qualities in their students’ x American Studies and Politics work from those at Sussex, which x American Studies and Spanish Why American studies at Sussex? has pushed me to re-examine my American Studies with French • Our Department achieved a grade 5 (recognising writing and argumentation styles. x American Studies with Spanish research of national and international excellence) in ‘Both at Reed and at Sussex you are x the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). What degrees can I do with American studies encouraged to express personal, yet x as a minor? • We are among the UK’s leading research centres in intellectually rigorous opinions, all x Law with American Studies (3 years) (p115) the study of American literature and history. x which is supported by a focus on of Law with American Studies (4 years) (p115) • International faculty, including both American and research at Sussex. The combination x Psychology with American Studies (p151) European scholars, provide you with a range of critical x the two will be incredibly useful once of What A levels do I need? perspectives. x have to write my dissertation, as I’m I gaining so much more confidence in x (For International Baccalaureate and other qualifications • We offer you the opportunity to specialise in your x expression of my own ideas. the information, see pages 159-162) preferred field: literature and culture or history and ‘Beyond that, I think American Studies x politics. Typical offer range ABB-BBB x Sussex provides an excellent base at • We have the most extensive Year Abroad scheme of For American Studies and English, A levels (or x postgraduate study, partly because for any American studies programme in the UK. equivalent) must include English, English Literature or x the flexibility of the programme, of the combined A level in English Language and Literature • The experience of studying on the Year Abroad scheme x mainly because of the brilliant but at grade A gives our graduates a competitive advantage in the academic staff.’ job market. For programmes including languages, see page 112 for information about entry requirements What sort of career could I have? Lalla Wordsworth • broadcast and print media journalism What qualities should I bring? Enthusiasm and commitment; intellectual flexibility; • teaching expressive writing style; broad-based knowledge; • television and film production an independent mind • finance and industry Fees See pages 166-167 for information on fees • public relations English language requirements • political administration. IELTS 6.5 overall and not less than 6.0 in both the Listening and Writing sections. For alternative English language requirements, see pages 162 How do I find out more? For more information, contact the subject coordinator: E ug.admissions@americanstudies.sussex.ac.uk T +44 (0)1273 678841 F +44 (0)1273 623246 University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QN, UK www.sussex.ac.uk/americanstudies When can I visit? Our open day dates for 2008 are 14 June and 11 October. We also run regular campus tours. Please book online at www.sussex.ac.uk/visitors or call 01273 876787 Graffiti on a mail box in Brooklyn, New York 40
  3. 3. Core courses American studies Year 1 You take survey courses covering America’s beginnings until the late 19th century, focusing on either literature and culture or history and politics. Alongside, you take a course that considers other parts of the Americas, and America Inside/ Out, which is about the way the US sees itself and the way the country is perceived by the rest of the world. A lecture series entitled Foundations of America: From Colonisation to Reconstruction serves as a comprehensive introduction to American studies for both major and minor students. Year 2 As in year 1, you take survey courses in your specialist track, now covering the period from Mount Rushmore: sculptures of the heads of former US presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, the late 19th century until Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln the present. You also choose two courses How will I learn? Degrees combining the study of literature, Initially, courses are taught by lectures and classes, giving history, culture and politics in you a structured approach to the topic. As you progress, American Studies various ways. For example, more teaching is conducted in seminars and lectures, so BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: T700 the study of American cinema, you have scope to demonstrate your oral and presentation This is our most popular American Studies degree, skills, as well as your ability to work in groups. You spend in which you can develop your knowledge of the US the question of race in America, your third year at a university in the Americas where a in the context of the Americas to the fullest extent. You the experience of immigrants, variety of teaching methods and tests are used. Back at specialise in literature and culture or history and politics or issues of gender. Sussex in your final year you are taught in small seminar from the beginning, but in order to enable you to work The lecture series America in the groups and through individual supervision. Assessment across subjects as well, you also take interdisciplinary 20th Century follows on from your includes coursework, short essays, take-away papers, courses on American topics throughout your degree lectures in year 1. unseen exams and in-class tests in years 1 and 2, with programme. longer essays and dissertations in your final year to reflect Year 3 First- and second-year lectures and classes cover your increasing ability to work independently and to design Individual study programme on the American history and politics, literature and culture right your own projects. As you become more experienced, your up to contemporary events. Within the course structure year abroad marks will carry more weight: you have to pass your first described in the core courses list, you also have options year to progress into the second, but only the work done in in years 1 and 2 in complementary subjects such as Year 4 years 2, 3 and 4 will count towards your final degree. Marks cultural studies, English, film and media studies, An important part of your work in the final year are more heavily weighted than in years 2 politics, or history. These, together with the in your final year is writing a and 3. interdisciplinary courses, broaden your knowledge dissertation on a topic of your What will I achieve? and increase your choices. choice with individual supervision. • Knowledge of the US in the context of the Americas You also choose options from a You spend year 3 abroad, where you choose your own across a range of topics and historical periods. programme of study in consultation with your Sussex range of specialist courses. • An appreciation and understanding of the ways in tutors. Returning to Sussex for your final year, you If you take American studies as which different fields of study combine to give a deeper take specialist options in your chosen track, as well as part of a joint degree, you spend understanding of American culture, history and society. interdisciplinary courses, and you write a dissertation half your time taking American • The educational, cultural and social experience of a on a topic of your choice. studies courses and half taking year abroad. courses from your joint subject. See the core courses list for more details. • The ability to recognise, represent and reflect on ideas If American studies is your minor and concepts from other cultures and periods, and American Studies and English subject, you take American to analyse texts within their historical, social and BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: TQ73 studies interdisciplinary courses cultural context. This degree gives you the opportunity to study a plus the lecture series in the range of literature in English from different periods. • The skills you need to learn independently and to first two years, so that you are You learn to appreciate literary genres and forms – communicate clearly what you have learned. well prepared for your year including poetry, drama, the novel and the short story – Specialists in literature and culture learn to analyse and and understand the contexts within which literary texts abroad. You do not specialise in a reflect critically on a range of forms and genres, from are produced and read, as well as the ways in which they particular track. poetry and the novel to film and other forms of popular interact with other media. You complement this with a If you are taking a minor in French culture. You understand the contexts in which literary specialised knowledge of the literature and culture of or Spanish, you will spend a texts and other forms of cultural expression are produced quarter of years 1 and 2 on your the US in the context of the Americas. and received, as well as different theories and critical language, and the rest either methods that we can use in our reading. First-year courses introduce you to the systematic study on American studies only, or on of English and American literature, with courses on American studies plus one free History and politics specialists gain knowledge and modern English literature and American culture in option course in a related subject. understanding of American history from colonial times year 2. After your year abroad you take in-depth special through to the present day. You learn to use different options in your final year. Your final year is fully devoted to historical methods and you develop awareness of historical American studies. See the core courses list for details of American studies specialisms (for example social, economic, gender, oral, and intellectual history). Most of all, you understand courses; refer to the English subject entry on page 88 for America’s past, but you are also able to analyse historical more information on these courses. processes that have given rise to the major political and social challenges facing today’s global society. 41
  4. 4. Tim’s You combine the study of British, European and perspective comparative history with a specialised knowledge of American studies the US in the context of the Americas across a range ‘I was attracted to Sussex because x of disciplines and historical periods. of x the interdisciplinary approach to First-year courses introduce you to the systematic study learning that the University promotes. x of British, American and European history, with courses I’ve x appreciated being able to take on modern American history and American culture in courses in linguistics, art history, x year 2. After your year in a North American university you philosophy and English, which have x take in-depth special options in your final year, including not x only broadened my horizons, but a documentary-based special subject in history. also complemented my American x Studies major. x See the core courses list on page 41 for details of ‘The year abroad in the US was a American studies courses; refer to the history subject x entry on page 103 for more information on these courses. definite high point, especially as x Sussex has exchange programmes x American Studies and with prestigious institutions. I spent x International Relations a x superb year at the University of BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: TL72 California, Berkeley, which was a x This degree aims to give you an understanding of the fantastic way to immerse myself in the x major practical, political and moral challenges facing American culture and way of life. x contemporary global society. You gain knowledge of the history of the modern international system and ‘The opportunities after such a well- x of the ideas that have been developed to explain it. rounded degree are boundless. The x In particular, you acquire specialist knowledge of flexibility of the year abroad enabled x the political, economic, military and cultural role me to take a course in human x the US plays in the modern world. You develop an resources management while I was at x understanding of the significance of the world economy Berkeley, and I’m hoping to pursue a x in the international system, and of the nature of power career in this area of business when xx and political processes within differing comparative and I graduate at the end of this year.’ cultural contexts. American Studies and Film Studies First-year courses introduce you to the systematic study Tim Rounding BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: TP73 of America and the international system, with courses In this programme you gain insight into the history, on theoretical approaches, political economy, modern literature and culture of the US in the context of the American history and American culture in year 2. Americas and, in addition, you learn to read visual Returning to Sussex for your final year, you take in- images on film and study the cinematic experience. depth special options, including a dissertation on an international relations topic. The film studies elements of the programme offer a firm foundation in visual literacy, film genres and film theory, See the core courses list on page 41 for details of by introducing you to a diverse range of film-making and American studies courses; refer to the international viewing across the globe. relations subject entry on page 108 for more information on these courses. In year 1 you focus on the technical aspects of film analysis, and you study aspects of the history of film American Studies and Politics and of cinema from different cultures. BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: TL7F Scott’s This degree focuses on the importance of politics In year 2 you look at issues of film theory and genre in and places its study in a wider context of American career perspective greater depth, before moving on to explore a range of historical and political development. You gain an ‘My x American studies courses taught cinematic practices. Alongside this, you select American understanding of modern political thought and of studies courses from options that include modern key developments in modern British and American me x a huge amount about history, American history, culture and literature. political history. You also learn to analyse events, ideas, politics and social structures – all x incredibly useful for journalism. x During your final year you have the opportunity to work institutions and practices in the political world. I x spent my year abroad in Chicago, on a dissertation on a topic agreed with your supervisor, See the core courses list on page 41 for details of where I learned a great deal about the x and you choose from a range of film options. American studies courses; refer to the politics subject US x press, and I also got invaluable See the core courses list on page 41 for details of entry on page 144 for more information on these courses. experience working on the University’s x American studies courses; refer to the film studies entry American Studies with French monthly magazine. x on page 97 for more information on these courses. BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: T7R1 ‘When I graduated, I got a job as a staff x This programme is particularly suited to those American Studies and French writer on a business magazine, which x BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: TR71 interested in Canadian as well as American studies. I x went on to edit. After that, I spent a American Studies and Spanish The combination with French allows you to gain year or so freelancing, before going x BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: TR74 proficiency in the language so that you can study travelling for eight months. When I got x These programmes allow you to study the culture and Canadian bilingual literature and culture, as well as the back to the UK, Caspian Publishing x history of the US in the context of the Americas, in early Francophone regions of the US. Your year abroad asked me to set up and launch Real x combination with developing your knowledge of French will be spent in French Canada or the Caribbean. IR, x a new business magazine, which or Spanish. Your year abroad will be spent in a university See the core courses list on page 41 for details I’m x editing now. If you’re thinking of a in Francophone Canada or in Latin America, where you of American studies courses; refer to the languages career in journalism, I can’t think of x can further improve your linguistic skills and your cultural at Sussex entry on page 111 for more information on a x better place to study than Sussex. knowledge. these courses. And Brighton is tons of fun.’ See the core courses list on page 41 for details of American Studies with Spanish American studies courses; refer to the languages subject BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: T7R4 Scott Payton entry on page 111 for more information on languages. Editor of Real IR This programme is especially suited to those American Studies and History interested in Hispanic America, such as Mexico and BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: TV71 Cuba, or Hispanic regions in the US. You will be able to This degree aims to give you a knowledge and study the literature, culture and history of North America understanding of the human past and awareness and in the context of the Americas and at the same time understanding of historical processes that have a develop your language skills in Spanish. Your year abroad will be spent in a university in the Caribbean or Latin bearing on the present. You learn to reflect on differing America, to enable you to further your knowledge of interpretations of the medium and distant past and these areas. come to appreciate the rich diversity of historical specialisms including social, economic, cultural, political, See the core courses list on page 41 for details of intellectual, gender, oral, and environmental history. American studies courses; refer to the languages at Sussex entry on page 111 for more information on Spanish courses. 42
  5. 5. Anthropology Anthropology Essentials Why anthropology? Anthropologists study cultural and social diversity. What anthropology degrees are there? Historically, they studied so-called ‘small-scale’ and Anthropology ‘traditional’ societies. Increasingly, anthropologists Anthropology and Contemporary European Studies are concerned with towns and cities in a modern and Anthropology and Cultural Studies changing world. Anthropology and Development Studies Anthropologists collect information through participant Anthropology and French Anthropology and Italian observation – living in the societies they are studying for Anthropology and Languages (French and Spanish) lengthy periods of time and learning their languages. Anthropology and Spanish This attention to close, detailed accounts of particular cases (known as ethnography) enables anthropologists Art History and Anthropology (p48) to analyse and explain aspects of social change that Geography and Anthropology (p101) may not be visible at the larger, or macro, level. History and Anthropology (p104) Top: performance of a young International Relations and Anthropology (p110) Although anthropology depends on the detailed study men’s masquerade cult Politics and Anthropology (p145) of specific cases, the issues we investigate are much in south-eastern Nigeria broader and are concerned with understanding humans What degrees can I take with anthropology both as being created by, and as the creators of, culture Below: lyra-accompanied singers on as a minor? and society. the Greek island of Nisyros Law with Anthropology (p116) See also Development studies (p71), Why anthropology at Sussex? Human sciences (p106) • Sussex has one of the largest anthropology departments in the UK and attracts applicants from What A levels do I need? around the world. (For International Baccalaureate and other qualifications information, see pages 159-162) • Our Department has an ‘excellent’ rating from the Typical offer range AAB-BBB most recent assessment of teaching quality and its research is internationally rated. It is among the most For programmes including languages, see page 112 for active research departments in Britain. information about entry requirements • Our research interests include the impact of What qualities should I bring? Intellectual curiosity; creative thought; independence; globalisation in Africa, Europe and Asia; the Ivan’s enthusiasm meaning and social effects of economic change and perspective ‘development’; and the politics of human rights in an Fees international context. The undergraduate curriculum ‘When I first came to Sussex, I liked x See pages 166-167 for information on fees reflects these areas of research. the x idea of a discipline concerned with cultural diversity. I thought of x English language requirements • The Department is young and dynamic, and our anthropology as a fascinating subject, x IELTS 6.5 overall and not less than 6.0 in both the teaching and research focus on contemporary which looked at “other” people and x Listening and Writing sections. For alternative English developments in anthropology. studied different cultures. x language requirements, see pages 162 • We provide a range of degrees that allow you to ‘The Anthropology degree at Sussex x Foundation year for non-EU students combine anthropology with other disciplines in a has x helped me appreciate the diversity If your qualifications (including English language) do not coherent and structured framework. of x the world we live in. Through lectures, yet meet our entry requirements for admission direct to seminars and film screenings, I’ve been x the first year of these degree programmes, we offer an • There are opportunities for placements overseas presented with a world where people x international foundation year entry route. See page 30 through our year abroad programme and through the make claims, debate power relations, x for details Erasmus exchange scheme. and x define themselves and others. How do I find out more? What sort of career could I have? ‘I’ve learned to think of “others” as x For more information, contact the admissions tutor: Anthropology tends to attract students with creative individuals who try to come to grips x E ug.admissions@anthropology.sussex.ac.uk minds. Given this, and the central interests of with local questions and global x T +44 (0)1273 877185 anthropologists in cultural diversity in a changing world, dynamics. The Anthropology degree x F +44 (0)1273 623572 anthropology degrees lead to a wide range of career at x Sussex has taken me beyond the Anthropology, University of Sussex, Falmer, opportunities. These include jobs in: rhetoric of multiculturalism and has x Brighton BN1 9SJ, UK • journalism shown me the complexity of human x www.sussex.ac.uk/anthropology experience around the world.’ When can I visit? • development work: employees of or consultants for Our open day dates for 2008 are 14 June and agencies such as the Department for International, Ivan 11 October. We also run regular campus tours. Development (DFID) and international non- Costantino Please book online at www.sussex.ac.uk/visitors governmental organisations (NGOs), such as Oxfam or call 01273 876787 or Amnesty International • Civil Service, including local government and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office • the world of business. Alternatively, you are equipped to go on to further study to gain professional qualifications, for example in law, or to develop research interests in anthropology. 43
  6. 6. How will I learn? Anthropology and Development Studies We emphasise interactive forms of teaching such as BA (Hons), 3 years UCAS Code: LL69 Anthropology seminars, workshops and tutorials, though there are This degree provides you with an excellent also lectures. You will develop your ability to work understanding of contemporary anthropology and independently and to communicate ideas through development studies and the close (if at times tense) essays and other forms of presentation. Assessment relationship between them. includes exams and coursework, as well as end-of- In years 1 and 2 you take the core courses in both course essays and dissertations. anthropology and development studies. In year 3 What will I achieve? you choose options from both subjects. • A wide understanding of contemporary cultures and See the core courses list for details of anthropology societies and an ability to understand processes of courses; refer to the development studies subject entry change in the modern world. on page 71 for more information on these courses. • The ability to relate anthropology to a broad range Anthropology and French of practical contexts. BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: LR61 • An understanding of the nature of cultural and social Anthropology and Italian differences and how to approach these differences BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: LR63 in the contemporary world. Anthropology and Spanish BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: LR64 • Competence and confidence in presenting your own These degrees allow you to acquire a near-native ideas as well as those of others. competence in a European language other than English • Analytical skills, useful in a wide range of contexts. as well as an excellent understanding of contemporary anthropology. Your language skills, and immersion Degrees in another culture, will give you an awareness of how language informs our conception of the world, Anthropology helping you to view your own position from an outside BA (Hons), 3 years UCAS Code: L600 perspective. At the same time you will develop the skills This degree provides you with an excellent under- necessary for an anthropological understanding of social standing of contemporary anthropology. It develops and cultural phenomena. your intellectual and practical skills in the analysis and interpretation of ethnographic data and your grasp In years 1 and 2 and your final year you spend half your of anthropological theory. time studying anthropology and half studying a European language in its linguistic, cultural and social context. By the end of the degree you will understand the major contemporary debates in anthropology and the history You spend year 3 studying at a university appropriate to of the discipline. You learn about a wide range of your selected language, in Europe, Spanish-speaking Women fetching water at a well in Rajasthan, India ethnographic data and the ways in which theory can be Latin America or French overseas territories, before used to understand this material. You also develop an returning to Sussex for your final year. Core courses appreciation of the ethical issues involved in research See the core courses list for details of anthropology and analysis. courses; refer to the languages subject entry on page Year 1 In years 1 and 2, in addition to the courses listed 111 for more information on these courses. You take: Anthropology in Theory; Ethnographic Film; Ethnographic above, you have a choice of complementary course Anthropology and Languages Methods; Reading Ethnography; options drawn from related subjects such as art history, (French and Spanish) and The Anthropological development studies, languages and international BA (Hons), 4 years UCAS Code: LR68 relations. These courses give you greater breadth and This degree allows you to acquire near-native Imagination. choice in your studies. In the third year you devote all competence in French and Spanish, as well as an your time to anthropology. excellent understanding of contemporary anthropology. Year 2 See the core courses list for details of anthropology Your language skills, and immersion in other cultures, You take: Culture and courses. will give you an awareness of how language informs Representation; Issues in our conception of the world, helping you to view your Contemporary Anthropology; Anthropology and Contemporary European Studies own position from an outside perspective. At the Material Cultures; Politics, Power BA (Hons), 3 years UCAS Code: LR69 same time you will develop the skills necessary for an and Legitimacy; and Reproduction, This degree provides you with an excellent grasp anthropological understanding of social and cultural Self and Society. of the ways in which anthropology can expand our phenomena. understanding of Europe and the significant Year 3 contemporary theoretical debates. In years 1 and 2 and your final year you spend half your You take: Anthropology of time studying anthropology and half studying the two You take core courses in both anthropology and languages in their linguistic, cultural and social context. Economic Processes; and Religion contemporary European studies in years 1 and 2 and Ritual. and choose options from each subject in year 3. You spend year 3 studying at an appropriate university You also take one or two in Europe, Spanish-speaking Latin America or French advanced topics in anthropology See the core courses list for details of anthropology overseas territories, before returning to Sussex for your including: Anthropology of courses; refer to the contemporary European studies final year. subject entry on page 65 for more information on Fertility, Reproduction and Health; See the core courses list for details of anthropology these courses. Anthropology of the Body; Culture, courses; refer to the languages subject entry on Anthropology and History; Current Anthropology and Cultural Studies page 111 for more information on these courses. Themes in the Anthropology BA (Hons), 3 years UCAS Code: LR6X of Latin America; Feminist You graduate from this degree with a comprehensive Anthropology; Human Rights, Law knowledge of anthropology and cultural studies and the and Power; Landscape/Memory/ complex ways in which the two disciplines relate to, and Identity; Medicine and Culture; inform, each other. The Anthropology of Africa; The In years 1 and 2 you take the core courses in both Anthropology of Development; anthropology and cultural studies. In year 3 you choose The Anthropology of Europe; and options from both subjects. The Anthropology of South Asia. See the core courses list for details of anthropology courses; refer to the cultural studies subject entry on page 68 for more information on these courses. 44
  7. 7. Archaeology and landscape Natalia’s Archaeology and landscape perspective ‘Although I’ve never had a clear idea x of x my perfect job, I knew I wanted to pursue the fields where my passions x have always been – geography and x archaeology – so a joint degree is ideal x for x me. ‘The two subjects complement each x other perfectly and I’ve often found x that the specific aspects you learn x in x one area can be applied to the other, giving me that extra lift in my x Essentials Why archaeology and landscape? understanding in the two subjects. x Archaeology provides interdisciplinary frameworks ‘The benefit of this joint degree is that x The BA Archaeology and Landscape (part-time) and methodologies for understanding and interpreting the past. It enables you to investigate the human I x get to explore a wide range of topics, is offered by the University’s Centre for Continuing Education past – from our ancestral origins in Africa to modern and x the options available allow me times. Complementing this, the study of landscape to x study my personal interests in What archaeology and landcsape degrees are enables historical, cultural, ecological, geological and greater depth. x there? geographical elements to be considered as components ‘The flexible schedule gives me x Archaeology and Landscape (part-time) of both past and present landscapes. time to venture to the many active x Art History and Archaeology (see also p48) archaeological sites locally. I’ve had x Our archaeological and landscape heritage is a What qualifications do I need? valuable, finite and vulnerable resource, which requires some extraordinary experiences in x For Art History and Archaeology, see page 48 studying geography and archaeology x investigation, recording and analysis to high professional For Archaeology and Landscape (part-time), there standards. In our ever-changing world an appreciation at x Sussex, and I’ve only been here just are no standard entrance requirements; offers are and understanding of these issues is needed by over a year.’ made on the basis of a written application and (where government, planners and the general public. appropriate) an interview and a further short piece of Natalia Borg These subjects will appeal to those with a sense of written work. Apply direct to the Centre for Continuing exploration and discovery of the world around them. Education (not through UCAS) for admission. You should normally apply by the end of June for admission Why archaeology and landscape at Sussex? in October Sussex offers two distinct approaches to studying What qualities should I bring? archaeology and landscape. You can choose to Intellectual curiosity; lateral thinking; readiness to be take archaeology alongside another subject that challenged; passion for the past and the environment; complements and enhances your studies, as part commitment; a love of the outdoors of a full-time joint degree programme – the BA in Art History and Archaeology. Alternatively, our BA in Fees Archaeology and Landscape (offered by the University’s See pages 166-167 for information on fees Centre for Continuing Education) allows students from David’s English language requirements a wide range of academic interests and vocational perspective IELTS 6.5 overall and not less than 6.0 in both the backgrounds to pursue interdiscliplinary study of ‘When I joined an evening open course x Listening and Writing sections. For alternative English archaeology and landscape on a part-time basis. run x by the Centre for Continuing language requirements, see page 162 Education on Vernacular Architecture, I x Archaeology and landscape at Sussex offers you: How do I find out more? had x no idea of where it would, or could, • Full-time and part-time routes. lead. Now I’m taking a part-time BA x For more information, contact the admissions coordinator: • Part-time BA Archaeology and Landscape is taught involving archaeology and landscape. x E si-admissions@sussex.ac.uk evenings and weekends. Highlights have included Bronze Age x T +44 (0)1273 877888 digs on the Downs; exploring medieval x • Both degree programmes have a strong vocational F +44 (0)1273 877534 cellars in Winchelsea; and trying to tell x element with many employment-specific transferable Centre for Continuing Education, my x Erica tetralix from my Ulex minor in skills. University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QQ, UK Ashdown Forest! x www.sussex.ac.uk/cce • Archaeology is offered in combination with ‘After the initial core year I had x complementary disciplines. the x chance to choose from many Our open day dates for 2008 are 14 June and 11 October. We also run regular campus tours. • Excellent opportunities for fieldwork and research in interesting courses and decided to x Please book online at www.sussex.ac.uk/visitors contrasting landscapes. specialise in achaeology. This ranged x or call 01273 876787 from learning basic excavation x • Tutors are actively engaged in practical archaeology techniques at Barcombe Roman x CCE holds various events throughout Sussex. Please and landscape fieldwork. villa x to individually researching the check the CCE website for details • The University is situated within easy reach of a rich local chalk and lime industry in x variety of contrasting landscapes and archaeological archives and the field. All is framed x sites. within the landscape and mankind’s x What sort of career could I have? continuing influence on what we now x • field archaeologist see s all around us. I’ve learnt so much about my surroundings that I feel x • conservation policy maker or practitioner the x programme should come with a • estate management warning that all who enter will never x see x anything in quite the same way • environmental and land management again.’ • teaching David Millum • professional researcher. Vertical photography of a Roman well at the University’s excavation at Barcombe, Sussex 45

×