Bachelor of Arts (Honors) [B.A.(Hons.)] (Anthropology)

Programme Overview

Duration: 3 Years | Programme Code: 090209

B.A. (Hons.) programme in Anthropology is designed to provide students with a strong general background in anthropology and also preparing them for employment in fields such as qualitative and applied research, archaeology, foreign relations, international business, international law, and social work. All students, under the supervision of an anthropology faculty member, are required to complete a research project in some area of the student’s interest.

Programme Educational Objectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the theories and methods of the four fields of anthropology – archaeology, social/cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology – and be able to analyze their interrelationships.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the challenges of social change and civic engagement that will permit them to work effectively with others.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the variety and diversity of human cultures, past and present, including their connections, similarities, and contrasts – a truly global view.

Programme Outcomes

  • Explain current understandings about human beings and behavior including the evolution of humans, the nature of culture and cultural processes, the features of language and characteristics of linguistic use, the forms of biological diversity and the significant trajectories of change which have led to the current status of humanity.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different scientific and theoretical approaches in anthropology, their epistemological and conceptual foundations, their strengths and limitations, and the types of topics, issues and problems they are designed to address.
  • Demonstrate ability to apply anthropological concepts and perspectives to understanding local social and cultural practices occurring outside the classroom in the community.

Some of the major areas that will be covered

Anthropology undergraduate program incorporates three subfields of Anthropology: Anthropological Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology and Physical/Biological Anthropology among others.