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Introduction to Anthropological Research - APY4801
Honours Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To question the process of knowledge creation in anthropological research practice including the choosing of a research field, topic and subsequent theorisation. Qualifying students are introduced to a range of research methods and against this backdrop they will be able to ethically conduct themselves well in choosing a research project within any subsequent applications of methods. Those who achieve this qualification will familiarise themselves with the most common research methods and be able to judge these methods against the assumptions and biases inherent in them. This approach will develop students' critical analytical skills as they interrogate the methods employed in the process of knowledge production in anthropology.
Theorizing Anthropology - APY4813
Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in Module presented online
Co-requisite: APY4801
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with tools to understand the evolution of the discipline of anthropology from an African standpoint. This will help students gain a sophisticated appreciation of the burgeoning decolonial turn both within the discipline and the university. Qualifying students will be able to, following guidelines, piece together and thus reflect on the theoretical perspectives that inform the human sciences in the first instance, and anthropology, in particular. The Africanist and decolonial postures of the module will equip students with critical thinking skills that will allow them to understand the socio- political implications of theory-making.
Anthropological and Archaeological Research Report - HRAAR81
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: APY4801 or AGE4801
Purpose: A research report based on an archaeological study on a topic chosen by the student but approved by the Head of Archaeology must be submitted for examination.