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Programmes
Study Scheme and Concentrations

Study Scheme

Students (DSE students / S7 students / students with associate degrees / students with higher diplomas) can find the study scheme* of their own admission year at the AQS.

Or download Study Scheme here (2016-172017-182018-192019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23 in pdf format)

*Apart from the requirements of major programme, students should also observe and satisfy other non-major requirements. For details, please visit the website of AQS.

Concentrations

The Department of Anthropology offers 7 (2018 or before) / 6 (2019 onwards) concentrations, which students are welcome to choose from in planning out their courses. This is voluntary, but encouraged. Once you have chosen a concentration and taken the courses you need in order to meet its requirements, the Department will give you a certificate attesting to this. Please download and submit the form to the Department Office. (This form is applicable for students admitted in 2017 and before)

For students who are admitted in 2018, please refer to this link; students who are admitted in 2019 and thereafter, please refer to this link. Once you have chosen a concentration and taken the courses you need in order to meet its requirements, the concentration(s) will be shown on your official transcript after your declaration in CUSIS in your final year of study. Please refer to the Registration and Examinations Section (RES) website for application procedure in CUSIS. For students graduating in Term 1, the application period is usually in October, for students graduating in Term 2, the application period is usually in January – February.

The concentrations for students admitted in 2019 and after are as follows:

Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

ANTH 1710 Understanding Archaeology
ANTH 2370 Intangible Heritage in Hong Kong
ANTH 2710 Archaeology of China
ANTH 2720 Archaeology of Hong Kong
ANTH 2730 Preserving Cultural Heritage
ANTH 2740 Deciphering the Past: Culture, Archaeology and Science
ANTH 2760 China’s Cultural Heritage
ANTH 2810 Human Evolution
ANTH 3770 Making Places: Landscapes, Culture and Society
ANTH 3780 Archaeological Field Methods
ANTH 3790 Archaeological Field Study
ANTH 4720 Museums and Anthropology

Tourism and Cultural Representation

ANTH 2230 Anthropology of Film
ANTH 2520 Globalization and Culture
ANTH 2730 Preserving Cultural Heritage
ANTH 2760 China’s Cultural Heritage
ANTH 3370 Tourism and Culture
ANTH 3770 Making Places: Landscapes, Culture and Society
ANTH 4220 Visual Anthropology
ANTH 4720 Museums and Anthropology

Globalization, Economy and Power

ANTH 2324 Indian Cultures and Society (*new in 2022-23)
ANTH 2380 Environmental Crises and Cultures of Survival
ANTH 2420 Culture and Modernity in China
ANTH 2510 Culture and Business
ANTH 2520 Globalization and Culture
ANTH 2530 Political Violence and Human Rights
ANTH 2540 Social Media and Culture
ANTH 3340 Disapora: Migration, Identity and Ethnicity
ANTH 3350 Food and Culture
ANTH 3370 Tourism and Culture
ANTH 3380 Economy, Culture and Power
ANTH 3450 Seminars in the Anthropology of China
ANTH 3540 Anthropology of Gender, Sexuality and the Law
ANTH 3770 Making Places: Landscapes, Culture and Society
ANTH 4210 Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Relations and Identities
ANTH 4330 Medicine, Health and Culture
ANTH 4410 The Culture of Cities

Chinese Cultures and Societies

ANTH 1410 Culture of Hong Kong
ANTH 2370 Intangible Heritage of Hong Kong
ANTH 2410 Chinese Culture and Society
ANTH 2420 Culture and Modernity in China
ANTH 2710 Archaeology of China
ANTH 2720 Archaeology of Hong Kong
ANTH 2760 China’s Cultural Heritage
ANTH 3430 Cultures of Chinese Overseas
ANTH 3450 Seminars in the Anthropology of China

Values, Beliefs and Worldviews

ANTH 2310 Gender and Culture
ANTH 2324 Indian Cultures and Society (*new in 2022-23)
ANTH 2330 Gender in Asia
ANTH 2340 Magic, Myth and Supernatural
ANTH 2350 Meanings of Life
ANTH 2351 Death, Death Ritual and Culture
ANTH 2360 Ethics and the Human Experience
ANTH 2390 Sports and Culture
ANTH 2404 Understanding Islam
ANTH 2520 Globalization and Culture
ANTH 3310 Religion and Culture
ANTH 3630 Language, Symbols and Society
ANTH 4210 Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Relations and Identities

Health and the Body

ANTH 1310 Marriage, Family and Kinship
ANTH 2320 Culture and Mind
ANTH 2321 From Madness to Mental Health
ANTH 2351 Death, Death Ritual and Culture
ANTH 2380 Environmental Crises and Cultures of Survival
ANTH 2390 Sports and Culture
ANTH 2810 Human Evolution
ANTH 3350 Food and Culture
ANTH 3360 Anthropology of Body, Love and Emotions
ANTH 3390 Disability and Difference (*new in 2022-23)
ANTH 4330 Medicine, Health and Culture

Students are required to complete a minimum of five courses in order to be eligible for a concentration. (Aside from these, other courses may also sometimes be accepted for a course concentration with the approval of the Curriculum Committee; please see Prof. Kipnis).

You are encouraged to begin thinking about concentrations early on, in your first year of study. There is, however, no need to formally declare the concentration until your final year of study, when you will have taken all the courses you need. When you have taken all the courses you need for a concentration, please download and submit the form to the Department Office.

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