Symbiosis International University Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

Anthropology (Minor)

Anthropology is the scientific and humanistic study of “Man”, his origins and evolution from the Primate relatives to the most recent issues concerned with globalization, environment and ecology and its relation to society and culture. Anthropology fosters the study of people from all over the world as they live now, and in the prehistoric and historic past. This subject is often considered as the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities or social sciences. Since its earliest inception in the sixteenth century as a scientific discipline it has gained meaningful association with all aspects of human societies, most importantly ‘culture’ including approaches to religion, social organiszation, subsistence patterns, communication and language, marriage, child rearing and development, science and technology etc. It is an all pervasive study of the human life in the past and the contemporary. 

Social service, marketing research, museum work, health professions, cultural resources management, primate conservation and international development are some of the areas that offer many opportunities for anthropology graduates.

Please note that Anthropology is currently only offered as a minor, not a major.

Course Code Semester Course Title Cont. Assess FInal Eval Credits Marks
  SEM III (Paper 1 ) What is Anthropology? 80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
  SEM IV (Paper 2) Physical / Biological Anthropology 80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
  SEM V (Paper 3) Cultural Anthropology 1
(Ethnography & Ethno-archaeology)
80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
  SEM VI (Paper 4)

Cultural Anthropology 2
(Ethnography & Ethno-archaeology)

80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
  SEM VII (Paper 5) Archaeology 80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
  SEM VIII (Paper 6) Applied Anthropology 80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
  (Paper 7) The History of Anthropological Theory and Changing Ethnography        
  (Paper 8) Human Biological Variation        
  (Paper 9) Anthropology of Globalization, Development and Consequential Urbanization        
  (Paper 10) Identity, Ethnicity, Nationality and Fundamentalism        
    Total 480 / 360 120 / 240 24 600