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Programme: BSocSciHons Anthropology

Code Faculty
01243016 Faculty of Humanities
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 120 NQF level:  08
Contact:
Mrs I Kriel
[email protected]
+27 (0)124202596
Prof I Pikirayi
[email protected]
+27 (0)124204661

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 70% in the Anthropology major of the preceding bachelor’s degree.
  • If deemed necessary additional modules will be required.
  • Students with a mark between 65% and 70% could be considered on academic merit until the programme is full. Apply to the Head of Department.

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

Core modules

  • Module content:

    Theory and practice of participant observation. Other techniques of data collection used by anthropologists. Organisation and use of field notes. Reflexivity and fieldwork. Practical application of research methods.

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  • Module content:

    This module builds on the anthropological and ethnographic knowledge students have acquired. With reference to contemporary anthropological theories, students will deepen their insights into the world around them and the discipline itself. This will aid in the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills from a contemporary anthropological perspective.

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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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  • Module content:

    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 between 12,000 to a maximum of 15,000 words based on field research which must be completed by the end of the academic year.

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