Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

BA Anthropology ·
4 years

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Anthropology is four year course introduced by Tribhuvan University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science. 

The main objective of this course is to make the students familiar with the discipline of anthropology, its scope and nature as a scientific study of culture and humanity. This course will help students understand four fields of anthropology, and the basic concepts on social and cultural institutions as well as anthropology's applications in studying human society and cultural diversity. 

Curricular Structure

Students are required to take Compulsory English in the first and the third years and Compulsory Nepali in the second year. University offers Alternative English in the second year for International students as an alternative to Compulsory Nepali.

Compulsory Subjects:

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

C.Eng.401 Reading and Writing in English

C.Nep.402 Compulsory Nepali

C. Eng.403 Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines


Alt. Eng. 402 Alternative English

Curriculum Structure of BA Anthropology

First Year 

AN.421 Introduction to Anthropology 

Course Contents

  • Unit I: General Introduction
  • Unit II: Basic Concepts in Anthropology
  • Unit III: Understanding Culture
  • Unit IV: Social Institutions
  • Unit VI: Understanding Change and Social Transformation
  • Unit VII: Applied Anthropology: Application of Anthropology

AN.422 Theoretical Perspectives in Anthropology 

Course Contents

  • Unit I: Understanding Theory in Anthropology
  • Unit II: The Nineteenth Century Evolutionism
  • Unit III: Diffusion, Diffusionism, and Culture Area
  • Unit IV: Historical Particularism and Cultural Relativism
  • Unit V: Functionalism and Structural Functionalism
  • Unit VI: Neo-evolutionism and cultural Ecology or Ecological Anthropology
  • Unit VII: Symbolic and Interpretive Anthropology

Second Year

AN.423 Anthropology of Nepal 

AN.424 Anthropology and Development 

Third Year

AN. 425 Research Methods in Anthropology 

Fourth Year

AN. 426 Human Ecology and Resource Management 

AN 427 Research Practicum and Report Writing 

Elective Paper

AN. 410 Democracy Development and Social Inclusion 

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