Bachelor of Arts (General) → Anthropology → Semester I

Foundations of Anthropology (BANT 101)


Description
Welcome to your introductory course on Anthropology. This course is a beginners course for anyone new to the subject. Across a series of five units, this course will introduce you to the basics of the subject and address the different fields, approaches, and concepts within Anthropology.

Semester : I

Content
  • RGU ESE Jan-Feb 2021
  • Sessional Tests
  • UNIT 0: BASELINE ANALYSIS
  • WELCOME to the Department of Anthropology, SCCZ
  • Course Syllabus and Objectives
  • Baseline Analysis_Course Syllabus and Learning Outcomes
  • UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY
  • Learning Objectives
  • 1.1. Meaning of Anthropology
  • 1.1. Meaning of Anthropology
  • 1.2. Genesis and Development of Anthropology (Part 1)
  • 1.2. Genesis and Development of Anthropology (Part 2)
  • 1.3. Aims of Anthropology
  • 1.4. Scope of Anthropology
  • 1.5. Relevance of Anthropology
  • 1.6. Anthropology and its relation with allied subjects (Part 1)
  • 1.6. Anthropology and its relation with allied subjects (Part 2)
  • UNIT 2: MAJOR BRANCHES OF ANTHROPOLOGY
  • Learning Objectives
  • 2.0. Major Branches of Anthropology
  • 2.1. Socio-cultural Anthropology
  • 2.2. Biological Anthropology
  • 2.3. Archaeological Anthropology
  • 2.4. Linguistic Anthropology
  • UNIT 3: DEFINITION & CONCEPTS IN SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY
  • Learning Objectives
  • 3.1. Culture: Concept of Culture
  • 3.1. Culture: Characteristics of Culture
  • 3.2. Society: Concept of Society
  • 3.2. Society: Characteristics of Society
  • 3.3. Civilization: Concept of Civilization
  • 3.3. Civilization: Characteristics of Civilization
  • UNIT 4: PRINCIPLES & THEORIES OF ORGANIC EVOLUTION
  • Learning Objectives
  • 4.0. Introduction
  • 4.1. Convergence
  • 4.2. Divergence
  • 4.3. Parallelism
  • 4.4. Adaptive radiation
  • 4.5. Irreversibility
  • 4.6. Speciation
  • 4.7. Theories of Organic Evolution
  • UNIT 5: BASIC CONCEPTS IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
  • Learning Objectives
  • 5.1. Basic terminologies: Tools, Artifacts, Assemblage, Industry
  • 5.2. Periodization in Prehistory
  • 5.3. Concept of Culture in Prehistory
  • ADDITIONAL STUDY MATERIALS/ ONLINE RESOURCES
  • What is Anthropology (Source: SimplyInfo.net @YouTube)
  • Meaning, Scope and Development of Anthropology (Source: Task IAS @YouTube)
  • What is Evolution (Source: Stated Clearly @YouTube)
  • Types of Evolution (Source: Grace Chun @YouTube)
  • Speciation - Types of Speciation (Source: BioMagica @YouTube)
  • Archaeological Anthropology (Source: Task IAS @YouTube)
  • Question Bank
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Completion rules
  • All units must be completed