The first-year modules comprise a general introduction to the main aspects of social-cultural anthropology, including politics, economics, kinship, religion, and South African anthropology. The second-year modules add depth in several of the above areas, but also include new fields such as the anthropology of health and healing and the anthropology of power, wealth and politics. The third year combines more advanced theoretical and thematic modules, including anthropological perspectives on Africa as well as fieldwork and ethnography. Students conduct an ethnographic research project in the last semester of third year.
Our first year numbers have grown rapidly in the last few years, and we have a first year intake of over 400 students.
APL 110: An Introduction to Social Anthropology.
APL 120: Small Places, Large Issues
APL 210: Sex, Gender and Healing
APL 220: Power and Wealth
APL 310: Africa: Anthropological Perspectives
APL 320: Fieldwork, Ethnography and Theory