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Requirements for a major in Social Anthropology (AXL04):

First Year

ONE of the following:

  • AXL1400F Words, Deeds, Bones and Things (was SAN1015F)
  • AXL1401S Introduction to the Anthropology of Development and Difference (was SAN1013S)

Second Year

  • AXL2403S Belief and Symbolism (was SAN2024S)
  • AXL2402S Anthropology of Power and Wealth (was SAN2015S)

ONE of the following (if only one is chosen from the above two):

  • AXL2401F Medical Anthropology (was SAN2026F)
  • AXL2404S Anthropology of Rural Environment (was SAN2017S) (not offered in 2014)

Third Year

  • AXL3400F The Challenge of Culture (was SAN3014F)
  • AXL3401S Anthropology through Ethnography (was SAN3015S)

Additional compulsory (core) course for the major (not credit bearing):

  • AXL2400Z Anthropological Fieldwork (normally taken in third year of study) (was SAN2016Z)

Prerequisites:

  1. For AXL2401F (was SAN2026F): one of AGE103F, AXL1401S (was SAN1013S), AXL1400F (was SAN1015F, replacing SAN1014F), or by permission of the Head of Section;

  2. For AXL2402S (was SAN2015S), AXL2403S (was SAN2024S) and AXL2404S (was SAN2017S): two of AGE1003F, AXL1401S (was SAN1013S), AXL1400F (was SAN1015F, replacing SAN1014F), AXL2401F (was SAN2026F), or by permission of the Head of Section;

  3. For AXL3400F (was SAN3014F): two of AXL2403F/S (was SAN2024F/S), AXL2401F/S (was SAN2026F/S), AXL2402F/S (was SAN2015F/S), AXL2404S (was SAN2017S), or by permission of the Head of Section;

  4. For AXL3401S (was SAN3015S): two of AXL2403F/S (was SAN2024F/S), AXL2401F/S (was SAN2026F/S), AXL2402F/S (was SAN2015F/S), AXL2404S (was SAN2017S), AXL3400F (was SAN3014F), or by permission of the Head of Section;

  5. For AXL2400Z (was SAN2016Z): declared intention to major in Anthropology and admission to at least two of AXL2403F (was SAN2024F), AXL2401F (was SAN2026F), AXL2402S (was SAN2015S), AXL2404S (was SAN2017S), AXL3400F (was SAN3014F), AXL3401S (was SAN 3015S);

  6. Semester Study Abroad students intending to register for AXL2000 and AXL3000 level AFRICAN & GENDER STUDIES, ANTHROPOLOGY & LINGUISTICS 41 courses must be able to demonstrate prior understanding of the basic principles of the comparative approach of Social-Cultural Anthropology, including Cultural Relativism and its limitations.

NOTE: All students planning to major in Anthropology MUST complete AXL2400Z (was SAN2016Z) in their third year of study.


Entrance requirements for Honours Degree:

  1. Completion of a general BA or BSocSc programme with a major in Anthropology, having attained an average of 65% for the AXL3000-level courses, subject to approval of the Head of Section;

  2. Graduates of any other programme who have attained 65% in the degree or major will be admitted subject to Anthropology Section review and approval by the Head of Section.