Natural Sciences

Anthropology within Natural Sciences 2019-2020

This pages is primarily intended for existing students. It consists of modules available to Natural Sciences students, Joint-Honours regulations and general advice (which includes links to Departmental advice.)

The following lists the module code and the title of each module by the level of each module - clicking on the link will take you to further details listed in the Faculty Handbooks.

The last digit of the module code indicates whether the module is single, double or triple. The level indicates the year in which modules are normally taken, but it is often the case that students take modules from the adjacent level beneath the year of study. Visit the Subjects page for the general overarching rules and structure.

Please note that the modules on offer and the requirements for progression can change from year to year and that the only combinations of modules that are guaranteed to fit in the timetable are those splits between the two departments on an approved Joint Honours routes (MSci and BSc). 

Within Natural Sciences, Anthropology has BSc Joint-Honours programmes with: Biology; Psychology.

In BSc students' final year, they are required to take no less than 20 credits and no more than 60 credits of Capstone Modules. These modules are denoted with G

Anthropology modules available to Natural Sciences students

Level 1 modules

Health, Illness And Society (ANTH1041)
People And Cultures (ANTH1061)
Human Evolution And Diversity (ANTH1091)
Doing Anthropological Research (ANTH1101)

Level 2 modules

Politics And Economics (ANTH2051)
Evolution, Variation And Adaptation (ANTH2061)
Our Place In Nature (ANTH2071)
Sex, Reproduction And Love (ANTH2111)
Anthropology Field Course (ANTH2131)
Global Health And Disease (ANTH2141)
Interrogating Anthropology (ANTH2151)
Kinship And Religion (ANTH2161)

Level 3 modules

Anthropology Dissertation (20 Credits)G (ANTH3141)
South Africa Field Course (ANTH3341)
Anthropology Dissertation Ch/hns (40 Credits)G (ANTH3382)
Specialised Aspects Of Evolutionary Anthropology (20credits) (ANTH3761)
Specialised Aspects Of Evolutionary Anthropology (40credits) (ANTH3762)
Specialised Aspects Of Evolutionary Anthropology (60credits) (ANTH3763)
Specialised Aspects Of Evolutionary Anthropology(10 Credits) (ANTH3777)
Specialised Aspects Of Social Anthropology (ANTH3787)
Specialised Aspects Of Health And Medical Anthropology(10 Credits) (ANTH3797)
Specialised Aspects Of Social Anthropology (20 Credits) (ANTH3801)
Specialised Aspects Of Health And Medical Anthropology(20 Credits) (ANTH3811)
Specialised Aspects Of Social Anthropology (40 Credits) (ANTH3822)
Specialised Aspects Of Health And Medical Anthropology(40 Credits) (ANTH3832)
Specialised Aspects Of Social Anthropology (60 Credits) (ANTH3843)
Specialised Aspects Of Health And Medical Anthropology(60 Credits) (ANTH3853)

Requirements for Joint Honours (BSc Programmes)

Anthropology
Year 1

60 credits: People And Cultures (ANTH1061), Human Evolution And Diversity (ANTH1091) and Doing Anthropological Research (ANTH1101).

Year 2

EITHER (60 credits: Doing Anthropological Research (ANTH1101) and at least 40 credits taken from the Level 2 Anthropology list to include either Evolution, Variation And Adaptation (ANTH2061) or Our Place In Nature (ANTH2071)) OR (40 credits: Modules taken from the Level 2 Anthropology list to include either Evolution, Variation And Adaptation (ANTH2061) or Our Place In Nature (ANTH2071)).

Year 3

40 credits: Modules taken from the Level 3 Anthropology list. If 60 or more credits are taken, 20 credits may be at Level 2.

Advice for progression and other aspects

Natural Sciences advice
Year 1

Taking one of Health, Illness And Society (ANTH1041); People And Cultures (ANTH1061), Human Evolution And Diversity (ANTH1091) gives some progression into Level 2 modules.
In 2019/20, taking Doing Anthropological Research (ANTH1101) in Year 1 is compulsory for students intending to take their Capstone module in Anthropology.
Note: The last intake for the BSc in Anthropology and Psychology within the Natural Sciences programme is October 2019.
Progression from: ANTH1041; ANTH1061; ANTH1091; ANTH1101.

Year 2

Taking one of Politics And Economics (ANTH2051), Evolution, Variation And Adaptation (ANTH2061) or Our Place In Nature (ANTH2071) gives some progression into Level 3 Anthropology.
In 2019/20 taking Anthropology Field Course (ANTH2131) or Interrogating Anthropology (ANTH2151) is compulsory for students intending to take their Capstone module in Anthropology.
If students have taken Organisms And Environment (BIOL1161) AND Genetics (BIOL1171) in Year 1, then it should be possible to take Evolution, Variation And Adaptation (ANTH2061) and Our Place In Nature (ANTH2071) without having taken any Anthropology at Level 1.
Progression from: ANTH2051; ANTH2061; ANTH2071; ANTH2131; ANTH2151; BIOL1161; BIOL1171.

For more information about the Natural Sciences degree programme, please contact:

Dr. James Blowey
Deputy Head of Faculty
Faculty of Science Office
Level 3 Chemistry Building
Durham University
DH1 3LE
UK

Email: natural.sciences-director@durham.ac.uk

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