Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Anthropology
(B.A. (Hons)(Melit.))

(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 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 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 34 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
ANT2057 Anthropology of Food 4 ECTS
ANT3019 Historical Anthropology 4 ECTS
ANT3027 Visual Anthropology: Theory and Photographic Applications 4 ECTS




Semester 2

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

ANT2008 Ethnographic Research Strategies 4 ECTS (NC)
ANT3016 Anthropology of Religion 4 ECTS (NC)

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

ANT2050 Anthropology of Borders 4 ECTS
ANT2054 The Body in Culture and Society 2 ECTS
ANT2055 Anthropology and Art 2 ECTS
ANT3022 Anthropology of Gender 4 ECTS
ANT3049 Culture and Society in Modern China 4 ECTS
ANT3060 Advanced Topic in Social or Cultural Anthropology 2 ECTS
ANT3082 Anthropology and the Hellenic World 4 ECTS
ANT3122 Anthropology and Literature 2 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 3:
46 ECTS credits in Anthropology
10 ECTS credits from the subsidiary area
4 ECTS credits optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 20 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)

ANT3065 Dissertation 12 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

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

ANT3006 Political Anthropology 4 ECTS (NC)
ANT3062 Research Seminar 4 ECTS (NC)

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

ANT2049 Culture and Society in Contemporary Korea and Japan 2 ECTS
ANT3023 Anthropological Perspectives on Human Rights 4 ECTS
ANT3030 Anthropology of Migration 4 ECTS
ANT3037 Anthropology and Post-Colonialism 4 ECTS
ANT3052 Medical Anthropology 4 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)
ANT3033 Current Issues in Cultural and Social Anthropology: Synoptic Revisions 4 ECTS (NC)
ANT3066 Synoptic Study-Unit: General Anthropology 6 ECTS (NC)
ANT3067 Synoptic Study-Unit: Regional and Global Anthropology 6 ECTS (NC)

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

ANT2024 Intangible Cultural Heritage: Applications and Implications 2 ECTS
ANT3021 Feminism and Anthropology 2 ECTS
ANT3035 Special Topic in Anthropology 2 ECTS
ANT3041 Anthropology of Islam 4 ECTS
ANT3080 History, Memory and Identity 4 ECTS




Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits

Requirement for award of B.A. (Hons) in Anthropology: 180 credits, of which:
132 ECTS credits in Anthropology
36 ETCS credits in the subsidiary area
12 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.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 21 April 2021
 
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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