9 August 2019
Anthropology of Travel, Tourism and Pilgrimage
This course course consists of lectures, workshops, field trips and guided tours of London, together with a guided tour of a rural/coastal region in Sussex, namely the Cinque Port of Rye and its surrounds. It will offer a wide range of approaches and agendas (both theoretical and policy related) about tourism, pilgrimage, cultural heritage, and travel more generally – including consideration of refugees and asylum seekers.
The course will be conducted in an intense, unique, and closely-knit environment providing first class knowledge/practice of and in the field. The course is open to students in a variety of disciplines including anthropology, sociology, history, geography, development studies, international relations, art – as well as disciplines in Art+Humanities more generally.
The course will be structured in blocks of the three topics: week one: tourism; week two: pilgrimage; week three: cultural heritage.
Professor Tom Selywn, Dr. Senija Causevic
You will have completed one year of undergraduate study at the time of joining the Academic Summer School. Professional experience can be acknowledged as equivalent to a university qualification.
On successful completion of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
-Take their places in professions/occupations in the tourism/pilgrimage/cultural industries fields actually and presently occupied by former graduates of the SOAS MA in Anthropology of Travel, Tourism, and Pilgrimage.
-Gain expertise to be consultants in the field, academic researchers, artists/ photographers, marketing experts, school and college teachers, NGO leaders, tourism ministry staff, world-wide festival organisers, tour guides, urban and rural planners, smart city experts, workers in development agencies (EU, UNESCO, UNDP, for example)
Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution and typically our courses receive 3 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. If you intend to claim credits from your home institution, please check the requirements with them before you enrol. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to award credits rests with your home institution.
GBP 1600: There is a 10% early bird discount for applications received by 31st March 2019
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