Ignou Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Anthropology)

Bachelor of Science Honours Anthropology BSCANH

The University offers Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in the Anthropology Discipline.
Objectives: With a substantial number of courses from the discipline of Anthropology and a few interdisciplinary and skill enhancing courses, this Bachelor of Science Honours programmes is designed to give an in-depth knowledge in Anthropology while giving the learner an opportunity to explore subjects beyond the discipline.
The Honours programme has the following objectives:
1.Introduce the students to main themes and topi cs in Anthropology.
2. Expose the students to work towards ability and skill enhancement through exposure to appropriate courses.
3. Introduce students to reading and writing skills through assignments and dissertation project appropriate for
undergraduate study.
4. Expose the students to the importance of interdisciplinary by enabling them to offer courses outside their
disciplines.

Eligibility: 10+ 2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi
Duration: Minimum 3 Years, Maximum 6 Years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs. 9,600/- for full programme to be paid year wise @ Rs. 3,200/- per year. Fee to be paid
in 1st year, including Registration Fee of Rs.200/-is Rs.3,400/

Programme Structure Template for B.Sc. (Honours) Anthropology Programme

Semester CORE
COURSE
(14)
(6×14- 84 Cr.)
Discipline
Specific
Elective DSE
(4) (6×4=24Cr)
Ability
Enhancement
Compulsory
Course
(AECC)
(2) (4×2=8Cr)
Skill
Enhancement
Course
(SEC) (2) (4×2=8Cr)
Generic
Elective GE
(2)
(6×4=24Cr)
Total
Credits per
Semester
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I C 1

C 2

Environmental
Studies
GE-1 22 Credits
II C 3

C 4

English
Communication Skills or
GE-2 22 Credits
III C 5

C 6

C 7

SEC-1 GE-3 28 Credits
IV C 8

C 9

C 10

SEC-2 GE-4 28 Credits
V C 11

C 12

DSE-1

DSE-2

24 Credits
VI C 13

C 14

DSE-3

DSE-4***

24 Credits
Total 84 credits 24 credits 8 credits 8 credits 24 credits 148 Credits

*CCs, DSEs and GEs are six credit courses. SECs and AECC are four credit courses
**There is an optional dissertation or project work of 6 credits as a Discipline Specific elective in the Sixth
semester.

List of Courses for B.Sc. Honours Anthropology

The list of courses available for B.SC (Honours) Anthropology under each of the five categories [Core Courses (CC),
Discipline Specific Electives (DSE), Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC), Skill Enhancement Courses
(SEC), and Generic Electives (GE)] is given in the following tables:

CORE COURSES

Anthropology

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BANC 101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology 6
BANC 102 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 6
BANC 103 Archaeological Anthropology 6
BANC 104 Fundamentals of Human Origin and Evolution 6
BANC 105 Tribes and Peasants in India 6
BANC 106 Human Ecology: Biological and Cultural dimensions 6
BANC 107 Biological Diversity in Human Populations 6
BANC 108 Theories of Culture and Society 6
BANC 109 Human Growth and Development 6
BANC 110 Research Methods 6
BANC 111 Human Population Genetics 6
BANC 112 Anthropology in Practice 6
BANC 113 Forensic Anthropology 6
BANC 114 Anthropology of India 6

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC COURSES

Anthropology

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BANE 141 Physiological Anthropology 6
BANE 143 Tribal Cultures of India 6
BANE 144 Visual Anthropology 6
BANE 145 Urban Anthropology 6
BANE 154 Dissertation 6
BSOE 144 Reading Ethnographies 6

ABILITY ENHANCEMENT COMPULSORY COURSE

Environmental Studies

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BEVAE 181 Environmental Studies 4
BEGAE 182 English Communication Skills 4
BHDAE 182 4

SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE

Economics

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BECS 184 Data Analysis 4

Psychology

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BPCS 185 Developing Emotional Competence 4

GENERIC ELECTIVE COURSE

Gender and Development

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BGDG 172 Gender Sensitization: Society and Culture 6

Public Administration

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BPAG 171 Disaster Management 6
BPAG 174 Sustainable Development 6

Psychology

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BPCG 173 Psychology for Health and Well Being 6

SEMESTER-WISE COURSE OPTIONS FOR B.Sc. HONOURS ANTHROPOLOGY

Programme Structure of B.Sc. Honours Anthropology BSCANH

Semester CORE
COURSE (6)
Discipline
Specific
Elective DSE
(6)
Ability
Enhancement
Compulsory
Course
(AECC) (4)
Skill
Enhancement
Course
(SEC) (4)
Generic
Elective GE
(6)
Total
Credits per
Semester
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I BANC 101
BANC 102
BEVAE  181 BPAG 171 22 Credits
II BANC 103
BANC 104
BEGAE 182
or
BHDAE 182
BGDG 172 22 Credits
III BANC 105 BANC 106
BANC 107
BPCS 185 BPCG 173 28 Credits
IV BANC 108 BANC 109
BANC 110
BECS 184 BPAG 174 28 Credits
V BANC 111 BANC 112 Any two: BANE 141
BANE 143 BANE 145
24 Credits
VI BANC 113 BANC 114 Any two: BANE 144 BANE 154*
BSOE 144
24 Credits
Total 84 credits 24 credits 8 credits 8 credits 24 credits 148 Credits

* BANE 154 is an optional dissertation that comprised of fieldwork.

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