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Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020
Programme Overview

The study of Anthropology is now widely recognized in developmental circles as a crucial subject in the development of any nation.In the recent past, development institutions including the World Bank have realized the centrality of culture in development. They are now incorporating people’s way of life in everything they do for developmental sustainability.Many countries in Africa are currently going through socio cultural, economic, demographic, and political transitions. As a consequence of this the continent is facing a number of challenges including a sagging debt burden, raising levels of poverty, high morbidity rates, famine, population growth, climate change, environmental degradation, political conflict and change in family structures.  Anthropologists are therefore being called upon to use their unique training and skills to address these problems and challenges.

Despite the demand for anthropologists, we still lack adequate number of practicing anthropologists in Kenya. Therefore there is need to train more anthropologists to help address the current and emerging development challenges in Kenya specifically and Africa in general.

This course is designed to equip students with skills and knowledge that will prepare them to contribute to the development process, using the unique anthropological holistic approach of solving societal problems. We therefore have a range of courses that will prepare the students to meet these challenges.

OBJECTIVES
The primary objective of the course is to train anthropologists firmly grounded in the four fields of study namely: Physical (Biological) anthropology, Cultural (Social) anthropology, Archaeological anthropology and Linguistic anthropology.

The specific objectives are:
– To train students in anthropology to apply the knowledge and skills gained in development programmes.
– To provide a forum for the exchange of current thinking in anthropological literature.
– To promote and conduct original research in the field of anthropology.
– To train students in multi disciplinary approaches to academic and policy issues.
The regulations and syllabus shall apply to all candidates in Module I, Module II and Module III, wishing to study for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in anthropology.

Curriculum

Candidates are expected to attend all the scheduled course lectures for which they are registered. There will be three modes of study:
– Full time (Module l)
– Part Time (Module ll)
– Distance Learning (Module lll)
The Full Time (Module l) is offered on week days during the day from 8:00 am to 5:00pm. Module ll is offered during day (8:00am to 5:00pm) and/or evenings week days (5:30pm to 8:30pm) and may include weekends where applicable from 8:00am to 5:00pm

The Module lll is offered off-campus using multi-media approach in distance education in the following ways:
– The main media of instruction are print and electronic study materials.
– The study materials are self-instructional.
– There is limited use of face-to-face lectures during the residential sessions.
– Face-to-face delivery mode does not exceed one third of the instructional time and students are required to attend any scheduled lectures/tutorials where applicable for the courses they have registered for.

**Where a field trips is required, the duration will take between 1 and 5 days days

**The maximum period required for a candidate to study and qualify for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology shall be 24 Semesters.

**There shall be three (3) semesters in each academic year.  The third semester shall be optional.  A candidate wishing to complete the programme of study in less than four academic years may utilize the optional semester, but candidates must consult and obtain approval from the Director of the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies for the choice of appropriate course unit(s) before they can register.

**Students in Module II and Module III programmes may take fewer, but not less than two course units, than the prescribed courses during any semester of study but they must cover all the required courses before they can be allowed to graduate.

**During the First Level (Level 1) of study, candidates will be required to take ALL the Twelve (12) course units offered in the Programme.

**During their Second, Third and Fourth Levels of study, course units with the following codes NAF 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405 and 406 will be compulsory.  The remaining courses units shall be offered as electives.

**After the First Level, students shall be required to take at each subsequent level not less than 6 (six) compulsory course units and 5 (five) electives.  Regulation N12 shall apply in the choice of courses.

**Each course unit shall be covered in

**A candidate who wishes to write a Project report as one of the electives shall be required, at the end of the Third Level, to undertake research in any area of Anthropology, and to write and present a Project report of between 15,000 and 30,000 words on the chosen area.  The Project report will be examined in the last semester of study.  A candidate must consult with the Director of the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies before the end of the Sixth Semester or soon after to decide on an appropriate topic for research.  Such a candidate, desiring to write a Project report must have an aggregate score of 60% and a score of 60% in NAF 301 in his/her third Level of Study.

The Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology degree comprises the following course units;

NAF 101       Introduction to Anthropology

NAF 102       Introduction to Ethnology

NAF 105       Introduction to the Study of Language

NAF 108       Fundamentals of Archaeology

NAF 110       Computer Literacy

CCS 010      HIV/AIDS

 

NAF 103       Cultural Anthropology

NAF 104        Physical Anthropology

NAF 106        Linguistic Anthropology

NAF 107       Elements of Development Anthropology

NAF 109        Legal Anthropology

NAF 111        Intercultural Communication

 

NAF 203        Introduction to Statistics for Social Sciences

NAF 204        Family and Kinship

NAF 205        Ecological Anthropology

NAF 209        Introduction to the Arts

NAF 211        Political Anthropology

NAF 215       Ethnology of African Societies

 

NAF 201         Comparative Ethnology

NAF 202         Demographic Anthropology

NAF 206         Introduction to Gender Studies

NAF 208         Urban Anthropology

NAF 210         Ethnicity and Cultural Identity

NAF 214        Traditional Belief Systems

 

NAF 301        Research Methods in Anthropology

NAF 302         Ethics in Anthropology

NAF 303         History of Anthropological Thought

NAF 305         Palaeoanthropology

NAF 307        Culture and Technology

NAF 316         Primatology

NAF 317        Gender in Cross-Cultural Studies

 

NAF 304        Contemporary Theories in Anthropology

NAF 306        Economic Anthropolog

NAF 308         Medical Anthropology

NAF 310         Anthropology of Tourism

NAF 312         Psycholinguistics

NAF 314         Field Archaeology

NAF 309         Human Growth & Constitution

 

NAF 401         Applied Anthropology

NAF 403         Anthropology of Developing Countries

NAF 405        Nutritional Anthropology

NAF 409        Museology

NAF 410        Historical & Comparative Linguistics

NAF 414         Cultural Change & Development

NAF 417        Cross-Cultural Studies

 

NAF 402         Psychological Anthropology

NAF 404         Culture & Communication

NAF 406        Gender and Development

NAF 408         Archaeological Conservation

NAF 413         Universal Religions

NAF 416         Anthropology of Infectious Diseases

NAF 418         Project Report

Admission Requirements

Admission to Bachelor’s Degree Programmes will be based on any one of the following minimum qualifications:
– KCSE mean grade C+ or equivalent
– KCSE mean grade C- or equivalent plus a Certificate and Diploma
– Level Division II or equivalent plus a Diploma
– Level Division III or equivalent plus a Certificate and Diploma
– Level Division III or equivalent plus a three-year Diploma from a recognized post-secondary Institution for admissions to Bachelor of Education
– Diploma from University of Nairobi or other recognized institutions and an aggregate of C in KCSE or equivalent
– A Level with two principal passes or equivalent in relevant subjects Only Applicants whose results are available at the time of application will be considered
– CPAII/CPSII/CIPS or equivalent for Commerce and Arts and should have attained an aggregate of C in KCSE or O level Division III
– P1 from a two-year post-secondary training institution for entry into Bachelor of Education with Minimum KCSE Mean Grade C or O Level Division III
– Higher National Diploma in relevant fields and should have attained an aggregate of C in KCSE
– Degree from a recognized University
– Equivalent qualifications to the above from institutions recognized by Senate
– Level Division III or equivalent plus a three-year Diploma from a recognized post-secondary Institution for admissions to Bachelor of Education
– Diploma from University of Nairobi or other recognized institutions and an aggregate of C in KCSE or equivalent
– A Level with two principal passes or equivalent in relevant subjects Only Applicants whose results are available at the time of application will be considered
– CPAII/CPSII/CIPS or equivalent for Commerce and Arts and should have attained an aggregate of C in KCSE or O level Division III
– P1 from a two-year post-secondary training institution for entry into Bachelor of Education with Minimum KCSE Mean Grade C or O Level Division III
– Higher National Diploma in relevant fields and should have attained an aggregate of C in KCSE
– Degree from a recognized University
– Equivalent qualifications to the above from institutions recognized by Senate

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $0
Application Fees for International Students: $0

How to Apply:
Applicants should visit = https://application.uonbi.ac.ke/ to apply Online

NOTE:
University of Nairobi has three intakes in an Academic year. Main intake being in September/October for all the courses and December/January for Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism April/May for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Education Early Childhood, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics ,Bachelor of Economics and Statistics ,Bachelor of Journalism and media Studies, Bachelor of Art Broadcast Production, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism, Bachelor of Arts Broadcast Production and all Diploma and Certificate courses.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Attorney
– Diversity Officer
– Foreign Language Teacher
– Foreign Service Officer
– Human Resources Representative
– International Nonprofit Administrator
– Interpreter/Translator
– Media Planner.

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $0
Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

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**This programme will be completed after a duration of 4 years, with fees per year as follows:
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NOTE:

International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

 
Prof. W. Onyango-Ouma
Director, Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies
 
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries