BA Hons in Anthropology

General

Program Description

Students must complete five courses in the Anthropology Studies Honours programme. One of these courses is an independent research paper carried out under the supervision of an academic in the Department.

The compulsory methodology course, of which a component is an introduction to statistics, is offered in the first semester. With this course as a base, students may choose to specialise in Social and/or Cultural Anthropology or Paleoanthropology.

If students choose the former, they may choose from courses such as ‘Youth, Identity and Language’, ‘Anthropology of the Body’, and ‘Nature and Society’. Electives can be chosen from a wide variety of social science courses.

If Paleoanthropology is chosen, a structured programme of Paleoanthropology, Anatomy, and Archaeology is on offer. A course in field research methods in Archaeology and Paleoanthropology is also compulsory in this stream.

In both streams, the research paper is based on independent fieldwork. Topics are formulated during the methodology courses.

Admission requirements

A Degree with a major in Anthropology and a final course mark of at least 65% in the particular discipline.

Contact details

Name: Prof David Moore
Tel: 011 559 2979/2859 / Email: dbmoore@uj.ac.za

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less