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Undergraduate Courses for 2019-20

Please note the list below is provisional and subject to change.

1st Year Compulsory Courses

  • ANTH0001 - Introduction to Material and Visual Culture
  • ANTH0002 - Introduction to Material and Visual Culture A
  • ANTH0003 - Introduction to Social Anthropology
  • ANTH0004 - Introduction to Social Anthropology I A
  • ANTH0005 - Introduction to Social Anthropology II B
  • ANTH0006 - Researching the Social World
  • ANTH0007 - Methods and Techniques in Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH0008 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH0009 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology I A
  • ANTH0010 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology II B

2nd Year Compulsory Courses

  • ANTH0013 - Theoretical Perspectives in Social Anthropology and Material Culture
  • ANTH0015 - Being Human (except for students attending the Turkana Basin Field School)

Turkana Basin Field School

  • ANTH0050 - Palaeontology and Paleoecology
  • ANTH0051 - Geology of the Turkana Basin
  • ANTH0052 - Ecology of the Turkana Basin
  • ANTH0053 - Archaeology of the Turkana Basin

Note: the four courses will be conducted at the Turkana Basin Institute in Northern Kenya, and have to be taken together and in Term 2 of the 2nd Year. In addition to return airfare to Nairobi there is an additional field school fee to participate (approx £4000 for all four courses + airfare).


2nd/3rd/4th Year Options

  • ANTH0012 - Palaeoanthropology
  • ANTH0016 - Anthropology of the Body
  • ANTH0021 - Hunter-Gatherers Past, Present and Future
  • ANTH0022 - The Anthropology of Social Media
  • ANTH0028 - Linguistic Anthropology
  • ANTH0029 - The Anthropology of Nationalism, Ethnicity and Race
  • ANTH0044 - Human Behavioural Ecology
  • ANTH0048 - Anthropologies of Islam
  • ANTH0060 - Primate Behaviour and Ecology
  • ANTH0067 - Design Anthropology
  • ANTH0069 - Ethnography of Forest People
  • ANTH0073 - Digital Infrastructure: Materiality, Information and Politics 
  • ANTH0074 - Art in the Public Sphere
  • ANTH0075 - Current Themes in Social Anthropology
  • ANTH0077 - The Social Forms of Revolution
  • ANTH0079 - Aspects of Applied Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH0157 - Decolonising Anthropology (NEW)
  • ANTH0158 - Biosocial approaches to childrearing (NEW)
  • ANTH0162 - Current Themes in Resource Use Ecology (NEW)
  • ANTH0164 - Ethnography in Focus: Anthropology of China (NEW)
  • ANTH0166 - Modern Human Origins and Cranial Diversity (NEW)
  • ANTH0182 - Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH0193 - Anthropology of War
  • ANTH0198 - Material Politics
  • ANTH0158 - Biosocial approaches to childrearing

3rd/4th Year Compulsory Course

  • ANTH0036 - Individual Studies in Anthropology

3rd/4th Year Options

  • ANTH0032 - Atapuerca and Human Evolution in Europe
  • ANTH0037 - Reproduction, Fertility and Sex
  • ANTH0038 - Evolution and Human Behaviour
  • ANTH0041 - Temporality, Consciousness and Everyday Life
  • ANTH0043 - Transforming and Creating Worlds: Anthropological Perspectives on Techniques and Technology
  • ANTH0045 - Ritual Healing and Therapeutic Emplotment
  • ANTH0046 - Ethnographic Documentary Film Making - Advanced Practice
  • ANTH0049 - Anthropology of Capitalisms
  • ANTH0056 - Anthropological Approaches to Eurasian Socialist and Post-Socialist Societies
  • ANTH0184 - The Anthropology of Music and Performance