Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Arts

Anthropology (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 10 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANT1004 Ethnography and Anthropological Theory 8 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANT1003 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 4 ECTS (NC)
ANT1030 Anthropologists at Work 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ARC1105* Introduction to Human Evolution 2 ECTS
CVL1013 Introduction to Legal Anthropology 4 ECTS

* Study-unit ARC1105 cannot be taken by students who registered for study-unit ARC1005 in their Archaeology area.



Semester 2

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ANT1005 Locating the Anthropology of the Mediterranean 4 ECTS
ANT1009 Anthropology and the Contemporary World 2 ECTS
ANT1045 Anthropology of Music and Dance 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2:
26 ECTS credits in Anthropology
26 ECTS credits in the other area
8 ECTS credits in optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 18 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANT3006 Political Anthropology 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ANT3020 Introduction to Child Anthropology 2 ECTS
ANT3023 Anthropological Perspectives on Human Rights 4 ECTS
ANT3037 Anthropology and Post-Colonialism 4 ECTS
ANT3043 Society and Culture in Africa 4 ECTS
ANT3047 Introduction to Medical Anthropology 2 ECTS
ANT3064 Psychoanalysis and Anthropology 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANT3007 Economic Anthropology 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ANT2040 Anthropology and Social Policy 2 ECTS
ANT3021 Feminism and Anthropology 2 ECTS
ANT3025 Anthropology Placement 4 ECTS
ANT3035 Special Topic in Anthropology 2 ECTS
ANT3041 Anthropology of Islam 4 ECTS
ANT3080 History, Memory and Identity 4 ECTS
ANT3082 Anthropology and the Hellenic World 4 ECTS
ANT3083 Material Culture 2 ECTS

Recommended Optional Units

SOC2103 Numbers and Society: Themes in Quantitative Sociology 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 3:
26 credits in Anthropology
26 credits in the other area
8 credits optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 4 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANT2020 Kinship, Family and Marriage 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ANT2002 Law, State and Society in Southern Europe 4 ECTS
ANT2003 Nation, State and Society in the Middle East/North Africa 4 ECTS
ANT2054 The Body in Culture and Society 2 ECTS
ANT3019 Historical Anthropology 4 ECTS
ANT3027 Visual Anthropology: Theory and Photographic Applications 4 ECTS
ANT3030 Anthropology of Migration 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANT3016 Anthropology of Religion 4 ECTS (NC)
ANT3033 Current Issues in Cultural and Social Anthropology: Synoptic Revisions 4 ECTS (NC)
ANT3068 Synoptic Study-Unit: General Anthropology 6 ECTS (NC)
ANT3069 Synoptic Study-Unit: Regional and Global Anthropology 6 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ANT2025 Anthropology of Moralities 2 ECTS
ANT2050 Anthropology of Borders 4 ECTS
ANT2055 Anthropology and Art 2 ECTS
ANT2082 Themes in Evolutionary Anthropology 2 ECTS
ANT3022 Anthropology of Gender 4 ECTS
ANT3024 Intangible Cultural Heritage: Applications and Implications 4 ECTS
ANT3049 Culture and Society in Modern China 4 ECTS
ANT3060 Advanced Topic in Social or Cultural Anthropology 2 ECTS
ANT3122 Anthropology and Literature 2 ECTS

Recommended Optional Unit

SOC2103 Numbers and Society: Themes in Quantitative Sociology 4 ECTS




Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits, of which:
28 ECTS credits in Anthropology
28 ECTS credits in the other area
4 ECTS credits optional study-units

Requirement for award of B.A. Anthropology and in another area of study: 180 ECTS credits, of which:
80 ECTS credits in Anthropology
80 ECTS credits in the other area
20 ECTS credits optional study-units

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts.
 
Last Updated: 27 February 2020
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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