Programme: BSocSciHons Anthropology

Code Faculty
01243000 Faculty of Humanities
Credits Duration
Duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 120
Mrs I Kriel
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Prof I Pikirayi
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Programme information

The honours degree entails one year of full-time study and comprises of coursework, ethnographic field research and examinations, as well as a research report of 10 000 words based on field research which must be completed by the end of the academic year.

Students must conduct at least 5 weeks of fieldwork and are also required to attend departmental seminars.

Admission requirements

- A relevant bachelor’s degree with a major in Anthropology.

- An average of at least 65% in the Anthropology major of the preceding bachelor’s degree.


Additional requirements

• If deemed necessary additional modules will be required.

• Students with a mark between 60% and 65% could be considered under special conditions. Apply to programme manager(s).

Minimum credits: 120

Fundamental modules

Core modules

  • Module content:

    Anthropology of money and economy
    This module entails an examination of anthropological approaches to the conceptualization and study of economic institutions and processes involved in production, exchange and distribution.  It studies the history and theoretical foundations of economic anthropology with an emphasis on recent approaches to the study of economic life, specifically the 'human economy'.

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  • Module content:

    The production of ethnographic texts, reflexivity in ethnographic writing, postmodernism, contemporary concerns about ethnographic texts and the “crisis of representation”. A critical reading of three recent ethnographies.

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