MA Anthropology Syllabus and Subjects


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Kripal Thapa

Updated on Oct 3, 2022 by Kripal Thapa

Kripal Thapa

Updated on Oct 3, 2022 by Kripal Thapa

MA Anthropology is the branch of social science that deals with the study of humans and humanity. The MA Anthropology syllabus covers all the different aspects of human biology, behaviour, societies, linguistics, culture, etc. The course duration is 2 years.

Semester Wise MA Anthropology Syllabus

The MA Anthropology syllabus covers all the important topics that are required to study in this course. The course is divided into a semester-wise system where students can learn the whole in a periodic format which is quite easy to learn. 

The course structure is clear and accurate which helps students to learn quickly. The MA Anthropology course aims to ensure that the students find a rewarding career for themselves. 

The syllabus contains both the theory and practicals that help students learn from these aspects.

MA Anthropology First Year Syllabus

Given below are the first and second-semester syllabus of the MA Anthropology course;

Semester I Semester II
Social/Cultural Anthropology Understanding Society And Culture
Physical/Biological Anthropology Social Exclusion And Inclusive Policy
Palaeo-Anthropology Tribal Anthropology
Research Methodology Visual Anthropology
Practical: Skill Development Assessment Practical: Physical Anthropology
Term Paper And Seminar Presentation Practical: Palaeo-Anthropology

MA Anthropology Second Year Syllabus

Given below are the third and fourth-semester syllabus of the MA Anthropology course:

Semester III Semester IV
Specialization Course A Specialization Course A
Tribal Studies I Tribal Studies II
Theory And Method In Social-Cultural Anthropology Indian Anthropology
Fieldwork Anthropology Of Children And Childhood Ii
Anthropology Of Children And Childhood I Resettlement And Rehabilitation Ii
Resettlement And Rehabilitation I Specialization Course B
Specialization Course B Human Population Genetics
Fundamentals Of Human Genetics Laboratory
Human Biology Dissertation And Viva Voce
Fieldwork Growth And Nutrition
Child Development Applied Biological Anthropology
Applied Biology Anthropology I  

MA Anthropology Subjects

MA Anthropology subjects are compact with both theory and practicals. The course consists of core topics and elective topics. The elective topics are optional and students can choose according to their preferences.

MA Anthropology Core Subjects

Given below are the core subjects in the MA Anthropology course:

  • Theory and Method in Social-Cultural Anthropology
  • Practical: Skill Development Assessment
  • Indian Anthropology
  • Resettlement and Rehabilitation II
  • Fundamentals of Human Genetics
  • Dissertation and Viva Voce

MA Anthropology Elective Subjects

Given below are the elective subjects of the MA Anthropology course:

  • Elective-I Applied Anthropology Advanced Archaeological Anthropology Advance Economic and Political Anthropology
  • Elective-II Kinship and Religion Linguistic Anthropology Visual Anthropology

MA Anthropology Course Structure

MA Anthropology course consists of both core and elective subjects. The duration of the MA Anthropology course is 2 years. The course contains six months of internship which will help students to land better job opportunities.

  • IV Semesters
  • Core Subjects
  • Elective Subjects
  • Postgraduate Course
  • Research Project
  • Field Project
  • Internship

MA Anthropology Teaching Methodology and Techniques

MA Anthropology course teaching methodology is the most important aspect of a course curriculum to understand the subject more deeply. The classroom-based teaching methodology is the ideal method of learning. The course is designed in a way that students get access to all the infrastructure and facilities available. Listed below are the teaching methodology and techniques:

  • Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Research Papers
  • Seminars
  • Group Discussions
  • Traditional Classroom-Based Teaching

MA Anthropology Course Projects

MA Anthropology course projects are an important segment of the course curriculum. The projects are accessed by the professors to evaluate and to judge the students' understanding of those subjects. Students can choose their course project according to their specialization. Given below are some of the course projects.

  • Using Anthropology as a forensic Science
  • Differences in Death Rituals
  • Closed Societies
  • Theories in Society
  • Human Evaluations
  • Beliefs in Magic and Supernaturals

MA Anthropology Course Books

Books are termed to be the greatest investment that an aspiring individual can invest in. MA Anthropology books can help students to understand the core topics and they also can learn about various topics according to their interests. Books will definitely have a great impact on the student’s life Given below are some of the important books:

Name of Book Author
Contrarian Anthropology Laura Nader
Engaged Anthropology Stuart Kirsch
Military Anthropology Montgomery McFate
Anthropology Tim Ingold
Biological Anthropology Craig Stanford

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