Students will take at the following compulsory first-year module:
- Ways of Thinking: concentrates on the modes of thought and systems of belief of non-Western cultures and on the social significance of language in human communication in societies across the world.
Students will take both of the following second-year modules:
- The Foundations of Human Social Life: examines the social relationships, groups and categories which constitute the foundations of human life in the full variety of societies.
- Ethnographic Encounters: explores the emergence of fieldwork practice in social anthropology, and reflexively considers the social, methodological and theoretical relations produced through ethnography.
If you decide to take Social Anthropology in your third and fourth years, you choose from a wide variety of advanced options, including modules which allow you to explore societies in regions such as Latin America, the Pacific, Britain and West Africa.
Social Anthropology Honours modules which have been offered in previous years include:
- Perception, Imagination and Communication
- Colonial and Post-Colonial Representations
- Living with Material Culture
- Anthropology of Religion
- The Anthropology of Migration
- Melanesian Anthropology
- Contemporary Issues
- The West Indies and the Black Atlantic.
In fourth year, students also undertake a 10,000-word dissertation on a topic of their choice. This research project enables you to independently explore a theme of your choice, which can include fieldwork in a selected community.