Dr Steve Coleman, Single Honours Coordinator
NUI Maynooth is the only university in Ireland to offer a specialised degree in Anthropology. As such, you will have a unique opportunity to gain a thorough grounding in the discipline. Anthropology is divided into specialities that focus on particular areas of human experience, e.g. medical anthropology, economic anthropology, linguistic anthropology. As a student, you will be encouraged to make connections across these disciplines in your comparisons of cultures and societies. You will also develop writing and communication skills and have the opportunity to spend a year abroad conducting research.
As a specialised BA degree, Anthropology is taken with two other subjects in First Year, and with one other (minor) subject in Second and Third Year. There is an option to spend Third Year at a university abroad, taking courses and doing field research for a thesis. Students who choose this option are awarded a BA (International) degree.
Take three subjects, 20 ECTS credits in each.
An average mark of 60 points should be achieved for entry into Second Year. Students scoring less will be advised to transfer to MH 101 (BA joint Honours).
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AN 221: History, Theory, and Practice - 5 credits
AN 227: Research and Writing - 5 credits
Single Honours students are required to do a BA thesis in Third year, so you should begin to formulate your project while you are in Second Year.
Additional second year modules:
40 credits in Anthropology, and 10 credits in another subject.
Anthropology Single Honours students are encouraged to use these credits for language study.
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AN 307: Thesis I - 5 Credits
AN 301: Contemporary Theory & Ethnography I - 5 credits
AN304: Contemporary Theory & Ethnography - 5 credits
AN318: Thesis II - 10 credits. It is highly recommended that Single Honours Anthropology students take a thesis in Third year.
Additional third year modules:
Single Honours Anthropology students must take a total of 50 credits in Anthropology and 10 credits in another subject. Anthropology Single Honours students are encouraged to use these credits for language study. It is not necessary to take the 10 non-anthropology credits in the same subject as was taken in Second year.
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